Deborha d'Arms wrote:
The Siberian Pea Tree/shrub, very hardy to 40 degrees below, is a stunning tree yielding pea pods at 36 grams protein, which can be used the same way one would use lentils. They can be bland but respond well to flavoring.
Judith Driscoll wrote:Hey all. I've read the Siberian Pea Shrub posts with great interest. I started some, and they're doing well in their starter pots. But in a Google search for planting info, I see that it's invasive in Minnesota / Wisconsin, and so checked with my local DNR person to make sure I wouldn't be throwing a wrench in my local ecosystem by planting it. His reply: "As for Siberian pea…I don’t know much about it other than what you know. If it is actually Siberian peashrub (caragana arborescens), (other cultivars may be okay), you probably should not plant it." I hate to toss these little seedlings, and I'm sure the plants would make great feed for my chickens. Can I plant these on my 10-acre zone 4a (Wisconsin) farm and keep the seeds from spreading beyond my borders? I see that one Permie posted that he walks by a row of them near his Minnesota home; it makes me wonder if they're out there and not ruining our natural habitat as much as it would seem. Feedback would be so helpful!