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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit & Orchard Online Library => Topic started by: stuartdaly88 on April 29, 2015, 11:59:48 AM

Title: Plants for a future
Post by: stuartdaly88 on April 29, 2015, 11:59:48 AM
http://www.pfaf.org/user/edibleuses.aspx (http://www.pfaf.org/user/edibleuses.aspx)

Thought I would get the ball rolling in this board:)

Pfaf is a really good resource for edible temperate plants.
They also have alot of temperate fruits I had never heard of and extensive info on hundreds of species.
Info is in a very user friendly format all in all a great source of knowledge.
I really wish there was a site like this for tropicals too.
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: shaneatwell on April 29, 2015, 11:41:31 PM
Nice. Makes me want to look more closely at Amelanchier and Hawthorns.

Edit: Found and purchased Crataegus douglasii and Amelanchier Alnifolia :)
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: stuartdaly88 on May 01, 2015, 06:34:54 AM
Nice. Makes me want to look more closely at Amelanchier and Hawthorns.

Edit: Found and purchased Crataegus douglasii and Amelanchier Alnifolia :)

Awesome ;D
Both look quite tasty:)
I think your climate might be abit similar in temperatures to mine and what I like about these kinds of plants in climate on the lower end of subtropical or very warm temperate they do shade quite well and laugh at winter. Keep me posted on how they do for you and the taste:)
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: shaneatwell on May 12, 2015, 09:51:55 PM
My AMELANCHIER ALNIFOLIA 'SMOKY' - Service Berry arrived. 3 Plants. Will plant them in the mountains this weekend :)

http://www.cabincreeknursery.com/amelanchier-alnifolia-smoky-service-berry-1-gallon/ (http://www.cabincreeknursery.com/amelanchier-alnifolia-smoky-service-berry-1-gallon/)

actually got mine from Burnt Ridge, but their site isn't showing it anymore.
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: stuartdaly88 on May 15, 2015, 07:04:45 AM
Awesome Iv been looking everywhere for seeds with no luck so far. Apparently it has a slight almond taste as part of it!

Please open a thread when you get time to take pictures would love to see you plants:)
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: shaneatwell on July 24, 2015, 10:35:02 PM
Here's a new one. I saw these all over up in northern california. Gaultheria Shallon. Wasn't able to ID it until I got home. Fruit taste was not bad, not good. Texture and size was nice. Better than Hawthorne. After sitting in a bag for a week it smells like tobaco. Attempting to germinate. Would also like to get my hands on G. Humifusa.

http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Gaultheria+shallon (http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Gaultheria+shallon)
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: stuartdaly88 on August 11, 2015, 04:18:30 AM
Interesting, seems the fruit are white. Usually from what iv seen white fruit dont often rate high in taste (except maybe white mulberry which I like)
PFaf rates it pretty high and you neutral all these fruits are pretty variable I suppose.

I managed to get saskatoon berry seeds! Im hoping they germinate:)
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: stuartdaly88 on September 01, 2015, 04:56:51 PM
Nice. Makes me want to look more closely at Amelanchier and Hawthorns.
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Iv seen some people rate saskatoon berry almost as highly as blue berry and talk of an almond taste. I have seeds stratifying at the moment and have high hopes for it!
Some of the hawthorns look very promising problem is finding seeds:(
Title: Re: Plants for a future
Post by: dzoana77 on July 26, 2018, 08:07:56 AM
Nice plan ;)