Rare/Exotic Fruits/Herbs

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Rare/Exotic Fruits/Herbs

Post: # 185719Post ElizabethBinary
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:09 pm

Since I'm growing things myself, I thought I might as well have rare things! I am getting a black sapote (CHOCOLATE FRUIT, PEOPLE. FRUIT THAT TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE!!) tree this week. I already have a lychee tree. I've been growing heartseas and lovage, as well. I like learning about new things as I grow them.

What else would you recommend? Something tasty and fun to grow that's not commonly used anymore? :dontknow:

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Post: # 185735Post crowsashes
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:58 pm

ive just picked up some lovage seeds :) been planning on growing them for a while.

this year im increasing my varieties of chillies, sweet peppers and squash.

i love ginger so i already have some of that planted up and living in the house.

i really really really want to grow a gingko biloba tree.

also i would love it a lot if a patch of nettles would just spring up in my garden and a nice bit of burdock but strangely the 'weeds' i want to grow dont bother. :scratch:

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Post: # 185796Post alec-ish
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:30 pm

you can get burdock seeds pretty easy i think suffold herbs do them!
im growing an avacado at the moment but wont fruit for another 10 15 years or so!

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Post: # 185799Post Nick69
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:44 pm

Custard apple tree.
Ive always wanted to grow one as they taste devine. You should be able to grow one easy over there.

Bread fruit
Jack fruit
Hog Plum
Ice Cream Bean

I love rare stuff but do wish I lived somewhere warmer.

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Post: # 185856Post Minnesota
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:41 pm

Butternut tree (I have seasoned butternuts if you can't find any)

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Post: # 185857Post ElizabethBinary
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:56 pm

I've seen ice cream bean trees hanging around a lot lately! I'll get them!! Custard apples are fairly common here, actually. I get them at the market! Breadnut sounds good. So does butternut. :D

Here's what I bought yesterday:

Peter Peppers (LOL why not?)
Burgundy Okra
Silene capensis Xhosa Dream Herb - used by native americans to help meditational dreaming! Should be entertaining.
white mulberry ( morus alba )
Black Mulberry
himalayan raspberry -rubus ellipticus seeds
native raspberry seeds -- rubus rosifoliu
huckleberry vaccinium deliciosum
taiwan raspberry seeds
mangelwurzel
lime basil
hybrid chocolate vine

...raspberries are my favourite fruit. Can you tell?

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