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Sustainable and Wild Foods advice

July 16, 2017
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Juneberry

Juneberry Amelanchier arborea With more than 25 different species and a myriad of common names, these deciduous native small trees or large shrubs of the Rosacea family are spread across most of the United States and Canada. The Allegheny serviceberry … Continue reading

December 4, 2016
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American Persimmon

An American persimmon full of nearly ripe fruit. American Persimmon Diospyros virginiana The American persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, is a slow growing, deciduous tree that ranges from Florida north to Connecticut, west to Iowa, and south to Texas. It is part … Continue reading

October 24, 2016
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Goji Berry

Goji Berry plants in 7-gallon containers on a stack of bulb crates Ripe Goji Berry fruit Goji Berry flowers Goji Berry Lycium barbarum L. var. barbarum Goji berries have come to prominence in the last few years as a superfood … Continue reading

September 19, 2016
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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) I know it’s primarily thought of as a medicinal herb. But, some cultures do eat the leaves and tender shoots as a vegetable. My ashwagandha plant was given to me by a friend who collects unusual plants. … Continue reading

July 30, 2016
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Hardy Kiwi Fruit

 A properly trellised Hardy Kiwi showing the original stake Immature Hardy Kiwi fruit on the vine An improperly trellised Hardy Kiwi vine on a tree trunk Hardy Kiwi Fruit Actinidia arguta The hardy kiwi may be an aggressive grower, but … Continue reading

April 22, 2016
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Longevity Spinach

3 Gallon Gynura Cuttings of Gynura Longevity Spinach Gynura procumbens A fellow plant collector in LaGrange, Georgia, gave me a small Gynura procumbens plant that his friend from the Philippines had given him.  After a little research, I found that … Continue reading

January 3, 2016
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Loquat Trees

A loquat tree in bloom this fall. A loquat tree that has been pruned for easier fruit harvesting. A close-up of loquat foliage. Loquat Eriobotrya japonica I try to stay at a hotel in Valdosta, Georgia each January that has … Continue reading

November 29, 2015
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Mulberry Trees

Several leaf forms of the red mulberry A young 5 year old red mulberry tree A mature red mulberry tree Mulberry Morus spp. Historical Origins The mulberry was considered to be the “king of tree crops” in the 18th and … Continue reading

October 25, 2015
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Jujube

Green fruit in a ‘Li’ Jujube A unripened ‘Li’ Jujube A branch of a ‘Sugar Cane’ Jujube Staking a young ‘Sugar Cane’ Jujube Jujube Zizyphus jujuba Jujube (Zizyphus jujube), a native to east India, was brought to China and domesticated … Continue reading