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Comment by Idaho Spud on March 25, 2015 at 9:10am

I would appreciate any feedback on my plan to purchase this Dwarf Pomegranate Tree, Container/Patio/Bonsai size: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EZ7UTW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?i...

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 23, 2015 at 10:17am

I've never tasted pawpaws fruit.  I enjoy most food, but apples I can take or leave, mostly leave.  I'll buy a Granny Smith once in a while, but don't care for the soft sweet ones.  In fact, I enjoy crab apples more than Granny Smith.

I don't think I've tasted Honeycrisp, but I purchased a jug of Honeycrisp juice, and was not impressed.

When I get some land, I'll probably plant only one apple, and it will be a crab.  Just like me. : )

Comment by Randall Smith on March 23, 2015 at 7:28am

Got it, Joan. Thanks. And I love that photo. I'm not into that kind of lawn/garden. Just a "seed and weed" guy.

Kathy, we have pawpaw trees up here, too. I know of some in the family woods, but I've never seen actual fruit. Probably just as well. I don't like them! (And I'll eat just about anything)

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 22, 2015 at 4:04pm

Mowing and trimming that lawn would take a huge amount of time.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2015 at 3:51pm

This is a good start, from Asta Jankuniene‎ Edible Lawns.

I would get rid of the grass. Perhaps chips or ground cover, or whatever works. I can't imagine mowing this piece of ground. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2015 at 2:50pm

Barbara, where are you? Are you healthy and working hard on that very special piece of ground? 

Comment by kathy: ky on March 22, 2015 at 2:19pm
Pawpaw trees are commonly found growing wild in ky. I remember my gmother loved them. She said it was one of the few sweets she had as a child.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2015 at 1:46pm

Daniel, The thought of you pollinating all those blossoms just makes my heart jump! What a lover of natural processes. Thinking of all those different varieties of fruits, blooming into the season, and producing their kind must be a sight to behold. 

Your experiment gives evidence, even as it is anecdotal.

I will take mental walks through your orchard. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2015 at 1:33pm

Randy, I will try sending it again. Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Perhaps Spud is our link to each other. He forwards Ruth's photos or videos

Comment by Randall Smith on March 22, 2015 at 9:01am

Oh Daniel, how I envy you. I just sit and wait. And for you to hand pollinate your blossoms, amazing.

Joan, I'm having difficulting with your post/video of Pollan on Salatin. Of course, I'm quite familiar with both of them--great admirer. So's my S-I-L. Another try coming up.

 

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