Gleditsia triacanthos

£2.50

Honey locust. A large tree to 20m (70 ft) high, leguminous but not a nitrogen-fixer. Has long seed pods which contain seeds in a sweet edible pulp; the young seeds and young pods are also edible cooked. The pods are the basis for developing agroforestry systems as sheep in particular are fond of using them for fodder when they drop. The tree is also used for erosion control, and is a bee plant; the timber is valuable. Growth is 4m (13 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -35°C. Stratification: SC. Number of seeds: 25.

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Honey locust. A large tree to 20m (70 ft) high, leguminous but not a nitrogen-fixer. Has long seed pods which contain seeds in a sweet edible pulp; the young seeds and young pods are also edible cooked. The pods are the basis for developing agroforestry systems as sheep in particular are fond of using them for fodder when they drop. The tree is also used for erosion control, and is a bee plant; the timber is valuable. Growth is 4m (13 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -35°C. Stratification: SC