• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland

Grain substitute tree crop for subtropics

Posts: 17
Location: Lahore Punjab Pakistan
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi everyone, is there perennial substitute for annual grains in terms of flour making and carbohydrates. Are acorns and chestnuts only temperate climate crops?
gardener & author
Posts: 2000
Location: Ladakh, Indian Himalayas at 10,500 feet, zone 5
trees food preservation solar greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Southeast Asia uses jackfruit as a starchy vegetable, I think. Not as flour though. it is a tree. I don't know if it would grow in subtropics / Punjab, or if it's more really only tropical.

There must be other types of nuts that can grow in your region, not just chestnuts and acorns.

I've seen taro growing in Himalayan foothills in India, including in nice polycultures. It is a starchy carbohydrate source, but not a tree at all.
Rocket Mass Heater podcast gob
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic