Maypop, Wild Bean and Shiawassee Sunchoke are featured in this newsletter.
Collecting acorns and growing a wide variety of oaks has been a mission of mine since the beginning of Oikos Tree Crops. Here are a few discoveries surrounding the Quercus genus.
The Atlantic White Cedar is one of the most durable species evergreens known for its light wood and high decay resistance. Its beauty is found in its graceful branches and delicate foliage resistant to deer browse. Our seed planting created a seed strain now called, “American Beauty” which is a slight selection of seedlings that have grown well at our farm with no winter damage and good growth form. This is not the dwarf forms found in the nursery trade today. Grown from seed from a genetically mixed population is the best way for this wonderful evergreen tree.
Our newsletter in September features seed selections of black mulberries and blackberries where flavor and hardiness are combined.
When the giant of all beans reaches new heights unseen of by modern society, then it’s natural to find out why something so ancient was used so extensively.
The Pawpaw tree is one of our most favorite trees at our farm. Its unique flavor and ability to grow in less than ideal conditions make it a favorite edible landscape tree.