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  • From: "Kieran and/or Donna" <>
  • To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Propagation of honeylocust by stooling
  • Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 20:55:14 -0600

We have had a couple of thornless honeylocusts come up in our garden, presumably from locust pods from Hector's place (or seeds in dirt from there), as there are no wild honey locusts in our immediate area (thank goodness!). We left them alone for some years but I finally insisted that the larger one be cut down. It was about 3-4" diameter, and has now made suckers as far as 8 ft away. I dug and moved a couple of them. I have been relieved to find that though both trees were female, the pods have been seedless, probably due to lack of pollination. The trees are quite nice, and having seen thornless honey locusts growing in a local nursery makes me think it's possible to have them without them taking over. But if you wanted the pods for food, I think they would have to have been pollinated, and that means inevitably, seedlings. Donna

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