Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Hmmm... The trees are male, or female, or sometimes both. Like mulberries. I was not able to find how old the tree is when it begins to flower, or bear fruit. Did anyone find that info?
Yeah, those plants that have both male and female flowers (monoecious) would be wonderful for a plant breeding project. If anyone can send seeds from a monoecious tree, I will do some breeding and selection work! Online I also found a picture of a dwarf form at an arboretum in Minnesota. I contacted them to try and find out more about that tree's origins and if there's any way to get one. It might be wonderful to have dwarf monoecious plants for harvesting the immature seeds from as a perennial giant pea tree, no?!
Here's the picture of that dwarf tree. I don't see pods and apparently that picture was taken in September, so probably a male? I'll update if I learn more about it.