[permaculture] Prosopis cineraria
E. E. Mitchamore Jr
emitch at att.net
Sat Apr 1 22:26:41 EST 2006
I always like to leverage off the knowledge of others, rather than learning from scratch by myself. Do you know of any way to obtain seed for Prosopis cineraria? Do you have friends among the Bisnoi (Bishnois?)?
E. E. "Mitch" Mitchamore
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From: Marimike6 at cs.com
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Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Prosopis cineraria
Thanks for getting me going on this subject, Mitch. Turns out that P.
cineraria is a pretty fine tree for places like your central Texas (dry and
alkaline). It fixes nitrogen, makes great fodder, can be utilized in apiculture (honey
production), stabilizes loose sand, cools the soil, makes good fence posts and
house timbers and provides vegetables for the pot. Sorghum and millet benefit
from its shade, and it is thought to confer soil fertility. It's salt and
Sounds like the vegetable version of the shmoo-- that old Al Capp invention
that laid eggs, tasted like chicken when fried or beef when roasted, and jumped
into the pan on request.
They haven't found good ways to propagate it outside its native habitat yet.
But it puts forth copious seeds and might be a good subject for study and
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