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barath

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Most productive perennial legume?
« on: January 17, 2016, 07:02:50 PM »
I'm curious if folks have opinions on the most productive perennial legumes, in terms of edible yield (say by weight or calories per acre).  There are a number of leguminous trees but not all of the seeds/beans from them are edible.

Carob, Chachafruto, Mesquite, Pigeon Pea, and Ice Cream Bean are all possibilities, though I don't have a sense of their comparative yields (and not all parts of the pods are edible in all of them).

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Re: Most productive perennial legume?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 11:20:10 PM »
was going to say pigeon peas...no experience with inga production though.

Pigeon Pea is not truly perennial either, as it is generally replanted every 3-5 years as I understand it.
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Re: Most productive perennial legume?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 05:10:17 PM »
i have a carob and an ice cream bean
both seem to be very slow growing for me...
especially the carob. (also i think it needs Male +Female)
any suggestions ?

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Re: Most productive perennial legume?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 11:34:12 PM »
i have a carob and an ice cream bean
both seem to be very slow growing for me...
especially the carob. (also i think it needs Male +Female)
any suggestions ?

That's surprising -- I would have expected at least the Ice Cream Bean to grow fast for you given your heat and humidity.  Carob grows quite fast here, but it's native to Mediterranean climates.  Ice Cream Bean seems to grow relatively slowly for me.

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Re: Most productive perennial legume?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 09:24:36 AM »
My icb were very slow to  establish, then took off with very fast growth. I doubt anything beats pigeon pea in overall speed and useful pods after just a few months.

 

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