Angelika Maier wrote:I am not brown fingered but my first raisin tree died and the second one is suffering. Water? Soil?
Alder Burns wrote:I had this years ago in GA and it was pretty much a disappointment if you are into serious food production. The tree grew fast and easily, which means the small edible "stems" are often pretty far up there. They are more chewable than edible, being quite fibrous.....sort of like a date with the texture of sugar cane. You would have to munch on a lot of them, which would take hours, to get anything approaching a meal. The things cling to the tree, so there's no way to shake them down and gather them in bulk, which would make juicing, wine, or some such more of a possibility. Ditto for chickens. So it's really more of a novelty than anything else. Perhaps wild birds might relish them. Or a fun sweet munchie for tree-climbing children!
D. Logan wrote:I am often looking for edibles that the average person isn't familiar with. Things that are either edible only if treated properly or which are so unusual that people don't recognize them as food.