2881Re: Lotus edulis
- Jul 31, 2008In case I conveyed an impression of discouragement, intolerance or a
lack of understanding, I'm sorry, that was not really what I intended.
I was merely trying to hint at a possibly better option for a plant of
which the seeds seem, at least momentarily, hard to get.
If there is still a need for more information, I read that people on
the island of Corsica, France, eat the raw pods of Lotus edulis, and
that this plant is known there under the common names "faux caroubier"
and/or "lotier comestible".
Anybody from Corsica or with contacts there, or the like, following
Though it does seem to be a plant mostly found in Mediterranean
regions and thus may have a heat requirement similar to the asparagus
pea - unless one may be able to find some seeds of strains which grow
near the limits of its northern range.
Good luck with finding and growing these!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Geir Flatabø" <geirf@...> wrote:
> 2008/7/29 v.scherrer <vital233@...>
> > The German (common) name on that web page indeed literally translates
> > to asparagus pea.
> > But I wonder why one would want to grow this - due to the small pods -
> > rather laborious annual, unless sandy, stony or rocky soil is all you
> > have - where it may self-seed.
> Are you sure it is only the pod that denominates the name "edulis",
> might it not be
> that the whole plant is edible ???
> Growing Caracana does not exclude other edibles ??
> Geir FLatabø
> > If I would get reasonably cold winters, I would prefer to grow the
> > Caragana arborescens - Siberian Pea Tree.
> > Vital
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