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Plants for a future
« on: April 29, 2015, 11:59:48 AM »
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.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #1 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 :)
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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #2 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:)
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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #3 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/

actually got mine from Burnt Ridge, but their site isn't showing it anymore.
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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #4 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:)
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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #6 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:)
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 04:56:51 PM »
Nice. Makes me want to look more closely at Amelanchier and Hawthorns.
(quả c ch Mỹ, gi quả c ch)

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:(
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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 08:07:56 AM »
Nice plan ;)

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Re: Plants for a future SEE OLD WEB SITE AT BOTTOM OF PFAF PAGE
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2019, 05:22:39 AM »
https://pfaf.org/user/plantsearch.aspx

I recommend Switching to the Old database New one you have to click to much
(so they can fit more adds ) actually makes me use it less ,
 so the ad revenue they'd make off me using the site is less

I used to use the site for Hours , not barely ,
not That I see they have the option to switch to the old site I will be using more.

My point is that Now you see 30 plants per page
Used to see 100 plants per page (now you can switch to the Old data base)


Take this for example On the old site I cured my itchy throat in less than 1 Minute.
Looked up the word for it,  scrolled down
Well I do not know half those plants,
but I do know peanut

Looked it up , and peanut butter coats your throat
cured in under a Minute or 2 (really no longer really quick.)

Now I have to keep clicking on a short list of plants at least on the New database which I quit using as much
at least for a quick cure for something.
So the old one being back is great.


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Re: Plants for a future
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2019, 06:17:18 AM »
This is similar to PFAF at least the info is the same
http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/natural/

I really wish there was a site like this for tropicals too.




They do http://www.theferns.info/

Tropical http://tropical.theferns.info/

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Re: Plants for a future SEE OLD WEB SITE AT BOTTOM OF PFAF PAGE
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2019, 06:39:23 AM »
Sorry for explaining this so much
just wanted to be clear on what I mean't
so people can make use of the site
instead of wasting their precious time

Take this for example On the old site I cured my itchy throat in less than 1 Minute.

Looked it up , and peanut butter coats your throat
cured in under a Minute or 2 (really no longer really quick.)

What I mean't By looked it up

Looked up the medicinal uses Chest and Lungs
demulcent Soothes, lubricates and softens irritated tissues, especially the mucous membranes. ( 179 )
quickly scrolled to peanut (as in peanut butter)

you can even search faster ( I was familiar enough with the site at that time not now, but)
Hold down the buttons ctrl with f
pops up a find box  type in mucus (as in mucus membranes) or what ever ailment you may have.

https://pfaf.org/user/DatabaseSearhResult.aspx

You can see the definitions on the medicinal link 
but it doesn't work to see 100 plants at a time (even on the old web page)
You have to use the home link (, and click on demulcent "BOX", click search)

Hope this helps people save time
sites new  layout is garbage now, and wastes to much time.

What I will do is open 2 tabs for the medicinal  definitions
One I will use to read the definitions
the other to be on the Old data base home page
, and click what ever ailment I may have
(check the box on the home page click search)

(sorry for being so confusing I haven't typed for over 2 years )

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