Unusual Edible Plants

Unusual edible plants are used in permaculture gardens, food forest gardens and edible food forests.

Harvesting Goji Berry | Wolfberry | Lycium barbarum

This week I was out Harvesting Goji Berry | Wolfberry | Lycium barbarum.  I’m a little late, but did have some berries left.  Normally I’m harvesting from July until first frost, but this year I have been tied up...

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Propagating Aronia Viking also called Viking Aronia

This video shows the process of Propagating Aronia Viking using softwood cuttings and a mist irrigation system. The process involves taking cuttings during the summer, dipping the cutting in rooting hormone, and putting the cutting into a soil that...

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Garden Huckleberry aka Solanum nigrum aka Wonder Berry

Garden Huckleberry aka Solanum nigrum aka Wonder Berry is a fruiting annual in the night shade family.  The unripe fruit and leaves are toxic, so make sure you only pick totally ripe fruit.I did find one article online stating...

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Plants for Sale for Pickup at Great Escape Nursery

Plants for Sale for Pickup at Great Escape NurseryThe below plants are for sale immediately at our nursery, Great Escape Nursery.  Please click on the the highlighted link to get plant details.  Please email [email protected] for plant pickup arrangements.Available   ...

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Buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea

Buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea is an edible and medicinal shrub or small tree that some claim is high in antioxidants.  It is native to northern and western North America and is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 7.Buffaloberry Shepherdia...

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Maypop Passiflora incarnata

This post, Maypop Passiflora incarnata, is a rewrite of a post on maypop I did last year.  We include information on edibility, medicinal qualities, info on the fruit and flowers, and how to propagate them.Maypop Passiflora incarnata is an...

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Cornus Mas Dogwood

The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood tree is also known as the Cornus Mas Dogwood. The cornus mas dogwood is an edible, medicinal, and pretty plant for the landscape.  While the cornus mas dogwood is native to Europe and Western Asia...

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Ostrich Fern Fiddlehead

The ostrich fern fiddlehead is used as an edible, medicinal, and ornamental plant.  The ostrich fern is actually the plant and the fiddlehead is what the leaves are called before the unfurl.  The ostrich fern, with a Latin name...

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Hansen’s Bush Cherry

Hansen's Bush Cherry is a nice looking small bush that grows edible fruit that may have medicinal values.Hansen's Bush Cherry, with a Latin name Prunus beseyi, is also called Sand Cherry.  It is a deciduous tree with silvery green...

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Spring Harvest of Unusual Edible Plants

Today I went out into the urban homestead and had a huge Spring Harvest of Unusual Edible Plants.  I picked Sweet Scarlet Goumis, Nanking Bush Cherry, and strawberries.  The bush in the below picture is one of ten nanking...

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