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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2020, 09:18:34 AM »
How about Araucaria angustifolia? I have some spares if your interested.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2020, 07:29:26 AM »
That's a very cool looking tree for sure. Have you ever tried the seeds as a nut? Wondering if they are as good as commercial pine nuts.
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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2020, 08:56:32 PM »
That's a very cool looking tree for sure. Have you ever tried the seeds as a nut? Wondering if they are as good as commercial pine nuts.
They take 50 years to produce first nuts .

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2020, 07:24:38 AM »
That's a real investment in the future lol.

Anyone grow vine peach? Is it worth growing taste and production wise?
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2020, 03:35:39 PM »
Anything else anyone can think of? Seems no matter how hard you search and think you've seen it all that when you least expect it something pops up that is super cool that you can't figure out how you hadn't seen it yet.
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2020, 12:49:48 PM »
That's a very cool looking tree for sure. Have you ever tried the seeds as a nut? Wondering if they are as good as commercial pine nuts.
They take 50 years to produce first nuts .

I think 50 years is an exaggeration, in reality trees can start producing at around 12-15 years old. The seeds are quite popular in parts of Brazil.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2020, 02:51:31 PM »
I have lots of spare land to plant some stuff that may take long to produce. Got three acres total but aren't growing yet on most of it. Right side is mostly fruiting trees and bushes. Middle mostly veggies and herbs closer to house. Front is fruits and other useful trees. Far left is mostly uncleared scrubland and nothing yet intentional.
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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2020, 11:35:10 AM »
That's a very cool looking tree for sure. Have you ever tried the seeds as a nut? Wondering if they are as good as commercial pine nuts.
They take 50 years to produce first nuts .

I think 50 years is an exaggeration, in reality trees can start producing at around 12-15 years old. The seeds are quite popular in parts of Brazil.
Good to know it doesnt take 50 years to produce the cones.
50 years its what people that grow Araucaria Arucana here say but in a cold place like Romania.
Its verry popular among collectors here as an ornamental.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2020, 03:38:50 PM »
Botanicus I'd plant a few of those Araucaria angustifolia on my land if you have a few to spare. Are the nuts like the size of store pine nuts? Planning to eventually find bunya bunya and monkey puzzle trees too. Whether or not I ever get to eat any is beside the point. Cool rare trees in need of preservation nonetheless. Hopefully if I only plant 2-3 of each I can get both a male and female to produce when they finally flower.
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2020, 07:29:40 AM »
Did anyone mention ashitaba? I planted one in a bed with peanuts and it has become huge. Can't eat it quickly enough.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2020, 01:41:45 PM »
Did anyone mention ashitaba? I planted one in a bed with peanuts and it has become huge. Can't eat it quickly enough.

Iíve always assumed ashitaba required a mild climate. Iíll definitely be searching out this plant if it can handle the southís heat and humidity.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2020, 03:59:30 PM »
jujube and citrus are some of my favs that take cold.
my kumquat just fruited, and man, its a lot more flavorful and sweet than i thought it would be.
i could eat 100 of them.

also, mulberry feijoa, loquat,

my Cherry of the Rio Grand took 20F 2 years ago
and didnt lose a leaf.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2020, 09:01:00 AM »
Hi Anolis, Ashitaba does well here. I haven't tried to control it and it's taken over my peanut patch and is now threatening my asparagus. It roots easily from cuttings. D

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2020, 09:18:10 AM »
Definitely interested in the ashitaba plant. Looks pretty awesome for sure. I like invasive stuff that's edible. Can't complain about over abundance of food!

I'll have to look into cherry of the Rio grand. Is that also called grumuchama(SP?)?
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2020, 03:09:47 PM »
Definitely looking to add good edible cultivars of Dahlia and hostas if anyone can help out with that. Of coarse trade or pay. Also finally got the tawny orange day lily that's edible but would like any other confirmed edible types like the yellow ones from Asia. Also any good edibility forms of tiger lily would be awesome too! Definitely want quality edible types that taste at least decent or good. Anyone out there with this stuff?

Would definitely love to try oca tubers and tuberous nasturtium too!
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2020, 08:12:13 AM »
Artichokes and cardoons should do well.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2020, 09:18:55 AM »
Tried artichokes last year. Grew well at first but declined and died over time. Gonna try again though. Cardoon would be cool too. Tried rhubarb last year and it did fairly well but a freak rain event flooded the area they were in for days and rotted them out. Usually that area would not flood too it was just so much rain so fast.

The asparagus I planted did well and is still going fortunately though kinda dormant right now. They flooded too but it didn't effect them much at all. Hopefully in spring I'll actually get spears. This would be their second season.
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2020, 08:44:50 AM »
I don't think rhubarb would do well this far South. If you are successful it would be great!

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2020, 03:18:07 PM »
I can send you Oca, Costas and Ashitaba. Pm

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2020, 07:30:45 AM »
 Has anybody thought of anything else to add to my hunt it down list? I'm ready to grow!

On another note does anyone have any of the edible fruit viburnum species? Or the ones that the leaves are used for teas?
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2020, 12:26:24 PM »
Some more edible perennials I'd like to find:

Good King Henry
Ostrich fern
Sea kale
Ramps
Scarlet runner beans
Sorrel varieties
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2020, 09:15:13 AM »
Another interesting species to obtain.

Acer saccarum var. floridanum aka A. barbatum
Acer saccarum "Caddo" might work here too

In a side note apparently these trees can be tapped for sap used in making syrups:
Birches
Hickory
Silver maple
Black walnut
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2020, 08:40:25 AM »
Hoja Santa? I've had it growing in a pot several years and it freezes down to the soil in really bad years but regrows in Spring.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2020, 01:59:24 PM »
I do have hoja Santo. Does pretty good here. Did freeze back when we got 25įF not long ago. It'll return no doubt.

I know there's still tons of stuff not yet mentioned in this thread. Every time I think I've seen it all something pops up and you wonder how you missed that. Sometimes even a bunch of stuff on one site you haven't heard of before.
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2020, 08:59:01 AM »
I'm really enjoying this thread. Thank you for starting it! D.

 

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