We're looking at land that has a few Naked Indian trees on it, which being new to permaculture I knew nothing about. So after some research, I see it's a very useful plant with medicinal uses and delicious(?) berries to eat. There isn't too much online about this species since it pretty much only grows in the Texas hill country and mountains, but I did see people claim it is nearly impossible to propagate.
So I want to know, have any of y'all had any experience with this tree? How does it taste? Have you used it for medicinal purposes? For dye? Have you propagated your own?
Im in ca near yosemite and they grow all over here like crazy .as far as i know the berries were poisonous for people but coons.bear .and all other animals eat them its basically all they crap out .and it is pretty much a giant manzonita .burns so hot you cant put it in a fire place cause it will warp the stove or brak the cast iron .its super prolific and grows fast and extremely hard \ dense .it makes awesome spoons and cooking utensils
posted 3 weeks ago
Im not sure if theyre the same madrone .ive never heard naked indian before but it definitely grabbed my attention haha