John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you his favorite tree that grows delicious and mild tasting leafy greens you can eat all year long if you live in zones 9 or above. This plant will grow in zones 8-10 as a perennial or anywhere as an annual vegetable.
In this episode, you will learn about Abelmoschus Manihot, aka the salad tree, aka bele tree aka slimy cabbage tree. This tree will provide you with mild tasting leafy greens all year long.
You will learn where John purchased these trees from and how fast they grow in just 3 months.
You will discover what these salad tree leaves taste like and which cultivar has better tasting leaves so you know which variety to buy.
Jump to the following parts of this episode:
00:15 Most important food that is not eaten in enough quantity
00:35 Buy a GYG Tee shirt to help support me
01:15 Greens from Annual Crops vs Perennial Greens
03:50 Growing Moringa in a non-tropical climate
04:27 Perennial Tree Collards
07:15 Bele Tree aka Abelmoschus manihot aka Salad Tree
12:13 3 Unique varieties of Abelmoschus Manihot
13:56 How I have been growing the bele tree
15:35 Height at Maturity
16:00 How to grow them from Seed or Cuttings
16:45 Buy rooted plants instead of cuttings
17:55 More nutritious than spinach
19:10 Thomas Jefferson Grew this Wild Food
20:09 Trying a leaf of Kiko’s Crump Bele
24:15 Taste Testing Chief Kubo’s Bele
26:45 Taste testing Aunt Lilies
28:54 Ranking the taste of the Bele Leaves
After watching this episode, you will learn about one of the best trees you can grow that will provide you with delicious and mild leafy greens you can eat all year long.
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