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insipidtoast McCoy
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I wasn't satisfied with the responses in the other thread...too much discourse about the nutritional content of corn and wheat and whatnot.

Let's try to stick to this topic this time around:



"What is the actual daily diet in a current operating food forest ? "
 
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What we are planning in this region of the world includes the following staples:

-"Coquitos" Fruits from Parajubaeas and Jubaea palms
-Pueraria lobata var. montana root
-Acorns
-Native walnuts
-Prosopis alba and Prosopis chilensis
-Pinus pinea

Fruits, Vegetables, and Greens:
-Cereus peruvianus - both for edible flesh and edible fruit
-Moringa oleifera
-Ugni molinae
-Pueraria lobata var. montana leaves and flowers
-Pouteria lucuma
-Ziziphus jujube
-A number of edible succulents
.....the list goes on and on.
 
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yours is so much different from ours as we are zone 4/5 Michigan..Mine would be (when the forest is fulllgrown) Black Walnuts, Carpathian Walnuts, Butternuts, Sweet Chestnuts, Halls Hardy Almonds, Hazelnuts, 2 kinds of plums, 8 kinds of pears, 12 kinds of apples, 3 kinds of cherries, elderberries, 9 kinds of blueberries, 3 kinds of raspberries plus wild, blackberries plus wild, 10 kinds  of grapes seeded and seedless, 4 kinds of peaches, nectarines, strawberries, swiss chard, lettuces and mesculun mixes, several brassicas, annual tomato and pepper plants, rhubarb, horseradish, asparagus, annual cucumbers and melons, herbs of all kinds and lots of wild greens that are harvested as well as wild mushrooms, there are minor berries of all kinds and paw paws planted that are babies and there are other annual and perennial vegetables and edible flowers that I have growing that are too numerous to list here..i have a complete food and ornamental list on my blog see below
 
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Michigan is perfect for all the traditional crops. Excellent blueberry country out there too. We used to go pick them when I was a kid. Grandma always grew rhubarb too. Reliably cold winters plus hot, humid and rainy summers equals growing many traditional crops without the need for much supplemental irrigation.

It's a bit different in Mediterranean California. I really have to search high and low to find adaptable crops.
 
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