[nafex] Honey Locust Pods - How to Process?

Brungardt, Sam (MPCA) sam.brungardt at state.mn.us
Thu Jan 24 12:24:05 EST 2013


There is some processing info for honey locust (including a honey locust beer recipe) on the Wild Pantry website, http://www.wildpantry.com/beans.htm.

Also, if you have access via a library or university to journals, you might access this source of info:
Batzell, Peter. 1985. Edible pods. Bio-dynamics. 155: 55-58. [23161]


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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Peter Chrisbacher
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [nafex] Honey Locust Pods - How to Process?

Hi Jim -

I'd be happy to send you seeds, but as I'm sure you know, the seedlings are extremely unlikely to turn out like the parent tree. What the seedlings should do well, however, is provide a highly compatible rootstock for the selected parent trees, which I've read can be a problem when grafting honeylocust.  Given the former owner's experience with crop trees, I strongly suspect these trees to be Calhoun, Millwood, and Torbett. I'm not sure yet how many trees there are, as it was getting dark (and cold!) when I located them and I didn't get a chance to really look around.

In case you've not grown honeylocust before, you'll want to watch this brief video describing the effect of abrading and vinegar soaking on honey locust seed germination: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PipKtFHwgL4. Wogsland (the maker of the video) has some other interesting videos as well.

Email me your address and I'll snail mail you some seeds.  You can find my email address at the bottom of this page: http://goo.gl/wMldB


Pete Chrisbacher
610.805.3050


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM, PATTY <jrplelie at centurylink.net> wrote:

> Hey Pete,
>
> Any chance you would be willing to part with 10 or so seeds?  I have 
> been trying to get some of the better Gleditsia varieties up here in 
> WI.  Hidden Springs Nursery has been back-logged on their orders and 
> Andy Wilson of Honeylocust Agroforestry hasn't been returning my emails.
> His website is actually quite informative but may not go as far as 
> covering processing.
>
> http://www.faculty.virginia.edu/honeylocust-agroforestry/agroforestry/
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jim Elie
> Pulaski WI
> Zone 5
>
>
> I haven't yet dug out any seeds, but I understand these are also edible...
>
> Here's a pic: http://goo.gl/CyhDR
>
> BTW, best site I've found so far with info on honey locust use was 
> this
> one:
> http://www.wildpantry.com/beans.htm
>
> Thanks all -
>
> Pete Chrisbacher
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