Saturday, May 1, 2010

Plant investigations

Listened to a podcast on unusual varieties of plants to consider in permaculture.
  • Gogi Berry (also called Wolfberry)
  • Jujube (Ziziphus zizyphus)
  • Nanking Bush Cherry (Prunus tomentosa) -- not a true cherry, similar tart fruit
  • Blue Honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea var. cauriana)
  • High Bush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) -- not a true cranberry. The fruits, sour and rich in vitamin C, can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce to serve with meat or game.
  • Elderberry (Sambucus) -- many varieties. Multipurpose berries. Insect repellant. More...
  • Clumping Bamboo -- edible shoots, wind break, doesn't run like many bamboo
  • Filbert (Corylus maxima) -- nuts, can use for hedges

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