permaculture digest: January 29, 2000
bamboogrove at cmug.com
Mon Jan 31 15:40:36 EST 2000
>>By the way I understand that mequite is appreciated in barbecues in the
>>Southwest USA. Is that from fresh wood or charcoal? Anyone know?Marsha,
>Mesquite is used in the charcoal form However,
>the chips may also be used for smoke flavoring like Hickory chips. Mike
The wood also makes furniture; the nectar, honey.
I'd not think allelopathic interactions are that likely; could the
suppression of native bush be due to superior water uptake by Prosopis? I
have seen amzingly deep roots- 60 feet and still descending! Check recipes
from Peru- they'll use syrup from pods in popsicles and mixed drinks.
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