I gave a mesquite tree to my mom in Florida, but it won't grow in northern latitudes.
While there is still some dispute, the consensus is that honey locust is not a nitrogen fixer.
Personally I would only plant Honey Locust (thornless).
Do you know what's the maximum latitude they will grow at?
Far from consensus! I had decided, after reading a variety of sources that the consensus was now that honey locust does fix nitrogen, just doesn't have root nodules.
This is one thing that I actually support when it comes to GMO. If honey locust is not an n-fixer, it's probably some accidental genetic mutation that turned it off, which could be turned back on again. There have been some key developments lately in isolating the genes that control n-fixation.
If you were to plant black locust in your orchard and have animals grazing in the fall to pick up wind fall fruits is there a worry about them also coming across the black locust pods? I am currently designing my orchard and am worried about mixing them in or having them border it.
andrew curr wrote:when i first started farming i ws focussed on HL because of the yield potential.(of the pods )
but when you add into the equation the leaf yield of BL and the durability of BL timber you would be a fool not to plant both and more tree crops
the Hungarians took BL to another level.
Nitrogen Fixation. Honeylocust is a member of the leguminous family, but lacks the root nodules where bacteria symbiotically fix atmospheric nitrogen. For this reason honeylocust was thought not to fix nitrogen. Recent research at Yale University in the USA suggests that honeylocust does fix nitrogen directly in its roots without the formation of nodules. Further research now being conducted will most likely confirm the ability of honeylocust to fix nitrogen although at lower levels than nodulating leguminous species.
can you find out and perhaps get some seeds???
Balint Bartuszek wrote:Sorry, Andrew, i don't know much about that.
Only heard about those recently. :/
Black Locust untreated and used for fence posts will last 15+ years. (Notice the + there Paul.)