Grow your own fuel oil seeds

Marsha Hanzi hanzibra at svn.com.br
Mon Mar 19 21:11:25 EST 2001


It sounds to me like the Aleurites (the "candlenut tree") which I believe is
the tung-oil tree, or perhaps a close cousin.  It grows very easily, is seen
all over Hawaii in semi-wild state, .  I tried to bring nuts back to Brazil-
unsuccessfuly because the customs lady caught me!-- but discovered once home
that it is a fairly common street ornamental here.  The oil is good for
burning and for making varnish.  The hawaiians use it to paint their boats.
It is edible in small quantities.  Large quantities cause diarrhea...

Marsha


----- Original Message -----
From: Len <gardenlen at optushome.com.au>
To: permaculture <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: Grow your own fuel oil seeds


> yes please if anyone can give a web site for this tree also that will be
> appreciated, sounds very interesting.
>
> len
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sharon Gordon <gordonse at one.net>
> To: permaculture <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 7:55 AM
> Subject: Grow your own fuel oil seeds
>
>
> > A person on another growing/sustainable list asked about this fuel
> > seed.  Any ideas as to what it might be?
> > Sharon
> > gordonse at one.net
> >
> > I recently saw on Discovery, that there is a tree (I believe from China)
> > that produces a seed that can be used as fuel with no refining. This
> > tree drops an estimated 2,000 lbs. of seed annually and they talked of
> > growing groves of this tree in hawaii. They showed a guy pick up a seed
> > from under the tree and light it and a blue flame jetted out the side
> > for about 10-15 seconds. It reminded me of a smoke bomb when first lit.
> > I did not catch the name of the tree and was wondering if anyone on the
> > list has herd of it. If so, could you give me the scientific name of
> > this tree and if possible where seed could be purchased. I would like to
> > try and see if I can grow these down here in New Orleans.
> >
> >
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