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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Thornless Honey Locust

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

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Thornless Honey Locust

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Thornless Honey Locust

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Gleditsia Triacanthos var. Inermis
We’ve been growing Thornless Honey Locust trees from seeds collected from mother trees with long, large pods and strong, upright growth. Some seedling trees 5-6 years old have trunks 6”-8” in diameter and over 20’ tall. We’ve pollarded some of those trees and they’ve regrown 10’ in a year!
Incredible biomass producing trees, with reliable, vigorous and clean growth. Being thornless makes it way more reasonable to manage them as chop and drop trees. Their fine and feathery leaves break down rapidly in the soil, making them almost like a tree version of Alfalfa! Very nourishing to the soil. There are arguments as to Honey Locust being a nitrogen fixer or not. We can’t say since we aren’t scientists but from experience they seem to support and nourish the younger trees around them in our plantings. Structurally they are strong and sound so they can also provide trellises for vines to grow on.
We’ve seen next to no deer browse or any other herbivory on our plantings and have never seen disease or stress issues. These have been some beautiful, vigorous, healthy beings and we’re excited to have enough to now be able to share them with others!
Oh! Their pods also contain a rich gooey substance around the seed pods that is the source of their name… Honey Locust. Almost like a smoked honey flavor, very sweet. Their wood can also be harvested for high quality firewood as needed. Pretty darn valuable permaculture support plant indeed.

Site Preference:
Seems to prefer full sun, but we have them growing in part shade and they can handle it. Tolerant of challenging soil conditions.

Zone 3-9

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