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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2020, 11:51:54 AM »
A few more plants to add to my find list:

Sweet Cicely aka Myrrhis odorata
Turkish Rocket
Fuki aka Petasites Japonicus
Glycyrrhiza Lepidota aka wild licorice
Glycyrrhiza glabra aka true licorice
Senna alexandria
Edible/nitrogen fixing locust trees(honey, black, etc)
Hops aka Humulus lupus
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2020, 10:40:00 PM »
A few more plants to add to my find list:

Sweet Cicely aka Myrrhis odorata
Turkish Rocket
Fuki aka Petasites Japonicus
Glycyrrhiza Lepidota aka wild licorice
Glycyrrhiza glabra aka true licorice
Senna alexandria
Edible/nitrogen fixing locust trees(honey, black, etc)
Hops aka Humulus lupus
I have 2 hectares of black locust trees on top of a hill.Its basically a wild forest there.
They make a ton of honey per hectare in 2-3 weeks when they are in bloom.
The honey of the black locust its clear almost like water and smells like black locust flowers.It is also expensive,costs double than regular honey.
Its not a tree native to europe( its american tree) but we are famous for the vlack locust honey here.
For warmer places there is also the mexican black locust with pink flowers instead of white.
The honey locust its not that good for bees as the black locust.
Ive ate the pods of honey locust and they are sweet sour but also bitter.Nobody eats them here thogh my grandfather told me he ate them in 1945 when it was famine.

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2020, 08:01:51 AM »
That's good to know thanks for the info!

A couple more plants I'm looking for:

Wormwood(tried seeds many times without any success does anyone have a live plant available)
True lavender (have started from seed before but seedlings end up dying at a few inches tall. Anyone have a fairly established plant?)
Rhodiola (again seeds without luck several times. Once got a live dug up wild one from out west but it sadly died. Would like another go at one!)
Cat's Claw
Devil's claw
Real Damiana T. diffusa(should grow wild out west)
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2020, 08:27:19 AM »
Some of the nurseries here sell wormwood plants. I planted one and it got huge! Took over the bed. D

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2020, 12:05:42 PM »
Does it sucker off small plants at its base or anything?
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2020, 08:59:58 AM »
Mine did. Check out the Oikos nursery site. I didn't know there were so many varieties of Jerusalem Artichoke! I hate spell correction!
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2020, 07:46:07 AM »
More to add to the find it list:

Murnong
Passiflora caerula
Sweet potato varieties
Different colored oca(just fit a reddish colored one from a member. Very excited to grow it!) Would like blue and green etc if anyone has any
Easy flowering carrots for the deep south
Queen Anne's lace
Tuberous pea
Chufa
Duckweed
Parsnip
Skirret
Kales
The blue and green and white turmeric
Blue and green ginger types
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2020, 09:06:41 AM »
I think queen Ann's lace crosses with carrots and lowers their quality. D

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2020, 10:44:02 AM »
I believe I read they readily cross too.
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #59 on: February 22, 2020, 08:54:18 AM »
More species for the find list:

Salad burnet
Fenugreek
Oyster leaf
Burdock
Yarrow
Feverfew
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2020, 09:12:10 AM »
Anyone got sherbet berry growing that's available?

On a side note local silver thorn bushes are in heavy fruit. They really aren't bad at all. Mild sweet with otherwise pleasant flavor. More seed than fruit but they do have a fair amount of meat to them. Anyone wants some let me know. Probably a good graft stock for autumn olive and goumi etc.
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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #61 on: Today at 09:04:07 AM »
Agaritas are a native bush in S. Tx that make tasty but very seedy berries. They would grow for you. D

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Re: Odd unusually seen fruits hardy to zone 8
« Reply #62 on: Today at 11:15:59 AM »
Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds like an interesting species. Always down to try anything. Not worried about seediness at all. I prefer things that reliably produce over absolute quality. It's nice to fund plants of both quality and production but isn't a big deal here.
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