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ediblecities wrote:
You're talking about heartnut - isn't this a juglans, hence a HUGE tree? The guy at our nursery said that they reach 20 m in diameter.
Plums, yea as a kid we always had tons of plums.
For warmer climates acerola cherry, but a grafted one, gives you fruit in less than a year.
I have some American Pawpaw seeds and some Persimmon seeds, but no one has sprouted so far.
I looked at grafting in books and it seems to be easy, but they never tell you which seedling you  take for what and where do you get the seeds for this seedling. They only tell you the principle. I think I would give it a try.



Yeah, heartnut is a big tree but they don't have to be pruned for shape as far as I know, and I'd put them on the north side of a forest garden scheme. I'm blessed enough to have about 30-40 acres of 100 to plant.

I plan to try grafting but don't want to rely on it for making up significant part of my tree crops. At least not this decade.
 
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