[nafex ibiblio list] Autumn Olive

Michele Stanton 6ducks at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 18:08:33 EST 2012


I haven't heard anyone recently mention this, but Autumn olive is on the
list of invasive plants for North Carolina, and for many other eastern
states.  NC Botanical Garden, among other entities, recommends getting rid
of them where possible.

Ohio State did some taste-tests a few years ago of ice-cream syrups made
from eleagnus fruit.  Tasters preferred strawberry, but autumn olive syrup
was still pretty yummy imho.

Why not collect fruit from existing wild stands instead of planting more?

Michele in SW Ohio 
(Where autumn olive dots I-71 from Cincinnati to Columbus)

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Idell Weydemeyer
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Subject: Re: [nafex ibiblio list] Eleagnus umbellata, Autumn Olive -
interested in sources for seedlings of this plant

Hi-- 

 I do like all the hidden Spring autumn olives  that I have, although I
enjoy Charlie's Gold sicne it is a gold color and has a slightly different
taste. They are the smallest of all I have though.-- all are better than the
sort of standard ones found growing in various public places around here.
This area is not one where they can run wild so we do not have the variety
of ones in public places in like the Carolinas and Tennessee where there
maybe some  very good tasting wild ones.

Idell

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lawrence F. London,
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Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [nafex ibiblio list] Eleagnus umbellata, Autumn Olive -
interested in sources for seedlings of this plant

On 1/7/2012 11:07 PM, Idell Weydemeyer wrote:
> Some autumn olive are much tastier than others. Some are very
> tart/astringent and others are sweet. I have 5 named varieties, one
unnamed
> one  and one that is evergreen. My two favorites are Charles's Gold and
the
> evergreen one that I have named Florence Strange for the woman who gave it
> to me. All but 1 of the named varieties are from Hidden Springs nursery in
> Tennessee--but they are phasing them out since they are considered a pest
in
> that area. Mine, However, have never set one seedling and I have had them
> for at least 12-15 years. I live in the dry west in near the coast in
> northern California.

Thanks very much for this information, Idell. I will contact HS to 
purchase the variety you recommended. Also, I would be satisfied to have 
a wild variety shown in the video I posted a link to. I imagine that 
came from the upper midwest, maybe Wisconsin.

Found this  with a Google search:

Order Plants - Hidden Springs Nursery
www.hiddenspringsnursery.com/plants.html
In Spring, they have pretty bell-shaped flowers and,in Fall, the foliage 
is a .... "Celeste" (also called TN Mountain) - medium to small fruit 
with a tasty rose pulp. ...
Contact - Hidden Springs Nursery
www.hiddenspringsnursery.com/contact.html
Address Hidden Springs Nursery 170 Hidden Springs Lane Cookeville, TN 
38501. Email (the best way to reach us) 
hiddenspringsnursery at hotmail.com. Web ...
Hidden Springs Nursery
www.hiddenspringsnursery.com/
At Hidden Springs Nursery, our primary objective is not to make huge 
profits, but to provide plants we feel good about and to make an honest, 
simple living.
Place page - Write a review
	170 Hidden Springs Lane  Cookeville, TN 38501-9178
(931) 268-2592

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