[nafex ibiblio list] Autumn Olive
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lflj at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 8 18:45:25 EST 2012
On 1/8/2012 6:08 PM, Michele Stanton wrote:
> 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.
Well, they are not on _my_ list, nor is kudzu or sericea lespedeza.
I think you'll find that much of this "invasive plant" propaganda may
well be spawned by the herbicide industry and nurtured by lazy gardeners
and landscapers. Herbicide use is a creeping scourge.
The worst invasives, across the globe, are GMO crops.
> 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.
So, there's a use for them. Instead of destroying them, harvest and eat
> Why not collect fruit from existing wild stands instead of planting more?
I will as I have a good stand of them on my property. I was looking for
the variety shown and harvested in the video I posted a link to as that
had larger fruit.
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