13451Re: [fukuoka_farming] Almond Tree and Apricot Tree nuts
- Apr 30, 2012Hello Kostas,
In my experience, wild peach also grows without any kind of care. Just
throw the stone after eating.
Since I am still bound by my old fears engendered by scientific farming, my
first experiment was to put the stones in a pot with earth. They grew, of
course. So I tried the same thing with red peach last summer, that grew of
Now those tiny trees are planted in the ground. I use the young leaves to
flavor a delicious liquor. I noticed however that this year which is very
rainy the leaves curl and blister. I think peach doesn't like rain.
The friend who gave me the red peaches got them from a tree...that grew
from a stone she left on the ground. Now hers is a tall tree but rather
thin because it is not watered or fertilized, but we don't care, do we? We
just want some nice fruit.
2012/4/30 KONSTANTINOS <karoubas@...>
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> I have in the past discussed the strength/virtues of the Almond tree
> in reforestation efforts - how without watering or any care an almond nut
> buried in the ground will produce a tree even in arid - desert like
> conditions. To me this amazing - a person can devote an hour of his/her
> life and create a mini forest using almond nuts. Care of course must be
> taken to collect nuts from healthy and disease free trees - not to old or
> young - etc etc.
> To the almond tree, I think we can add the apricot tree - it has the same
> abilities - I have been placing apricot nuts in different places and
> without care they do well and grow small trees.
> I hope other volunteers will try this in arid/barren places and report
> back on the results. Also if you have any experience with other trees that
> have the same characteristics please let us know.
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