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Thornless Honey Locust (Gleditsia t.inermis)

$ 13.20

Zone 4-10

2-3' plant

Thornless Honey Locust is a permaculturist multi-use plant.  It is in the pea/legume family so it grabs nitrogen and makes it available to your soil.  Unlike many nitrogen-fixing plants, the nitrogen may be found mostly in the leaf fall and not fixed via root nodules (ongoing research will help define this).

The wood is strong, beautiful, rot resistant (fence posts) and it is quick growing.  Along with Black Locust, it can be coppiced to provide a renewable energy source via firewood. Fragrant flowering is in the spring and lasts for 2 weeks. 

Our Honey Locust trees are grown from open pollinated seeds so a few may produce thorns. The seed pods are edible when young like peas or when mature like beans or roasted as a coffee substitute.  The mature pods are also a high protein fodder for sheep, goats, rabbits, cattle and the wild animals in your area.  

Suitable for a wide range of soils including acidic, alkaline, moist, dry soils. 

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