Unusual Edible Plants

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

Strawberry Tree

The strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo, is an ornamental tree or shrub that produces edible fruit and is also a medicinal.  It likes well-drained soil, full sun, and is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7-10. It is native to western...

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Franklin Tea Tree

The Franklin Tea Tree, Franklinia alatamaha, is a beautiful flowering shrub or small tree that has edible leaves.  It grows 10-25’ high and 6-15’ wide.  It is a native to Georgia, USA, but seems to grow better in cooler...

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An Edible Landscaping Nursery Review

This post is an Edible Landscaping Nursery Review, which sells several unique edible plants, some of which I have not found anywhere else.  I ordered from them for the first time this year and it has been a positive...

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Flying Dragon Trifoliate Orange

If you have ever wanted to grow citrus in Pennsylvania or south of there, then Flying Dragon Trifoliate Orange is the plant for you.  This native to northern China and Korea is a deciduous tree growing 6 to 8...

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Sea Kale Information

This post provides you with sea kale information.  Sea Kale, Crambe maritima, is a hardy drought tolerant deciduous perennial plant that is hardy down to USDA Hardiness zones 4 to 9.It is native to the northern coasts of Europe...

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Canna Plant Growing Information

This post, canna plant growing information, is about the beautiful ornamental, edible, medicinal, and tropical looking plant.  It actually is a tropical and subtropical perennial herb that comes back every year in USDA hardiness zone 8b and higher. Cannas...

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Chinese Magnolia Vine Plant Information

This Chinese Magnolia Vine plant information (Schisandra chinensis) post provides you with a recipe, edible and medicinal information and how to grow the vine.  This deciduous woody vine is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 – 10 and likes...

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Blue Bean Plant Information

This post provides information about Blue Bean Plant Information at Great Escape Farms.Blue Bean (Decaisnea fargesii), also known as Blue Sausage Fruit and Dead Man's Fingers, is a unique plant that grows blue fruit that looks like a bean...

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Akebia Quinata Plant Information

This post, Akebia Quinata Plant Information, is about this versatile vine that is edible, medicinal, ornamental, with a recipe at the end of the post. Akebia Quinata Plant InformationAkebia quinata is a vine that grows up to 30 feet.  It...

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Goldenrod Allergy Season is Never

This article, titled Goldenrod Allergy Season is Never, is about this herbaceous perennial in the aster family that is an edible, medicinal, beautiful wild flower.Goldenrod, Solidago, is found in open areas such as meadows, prairies, and savannas. Most average...

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