Trees, shrubs and ground plants can be combined in a low-maintenance garden settings to produce edible food for the kitchen. Seeds, nuts, fruits and herbs can be harvested from a multi-layered food forest.
A food forest contributes to a diet with more organic options.
Permaculture design embraces food forests which have horizontal layers such as the canopy and a vertical layer such as vines.
You might find the following plants in a Arizona food forest. These are all routinely available through many garden suppliers.
The fruit/seed period of the twoneedle pinyon runs from Summer to Fall. It si propogated by Bare root, Container, Seed and has a bloom period in Early Summer.
In areas with an annual rainfall of between 9 and 27 inches, you might find the twoneedle pinyon, which is Native to AZ.
Known as having a High drought tolerance, the twoneedle pinyon (Pinus edulis) is in the Pine family. It requires a minimum temperature of -31°F.
Not every plant species listed as a food forest candidate in Arizona will thrive in your specific climate or area.
Take a weekend trip to your local garden supply store and learn more about which plants, shrubs and ground cover will be a great fit for your food forest.
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