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Permanent Crops in North Texas??

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Sharpe:
Hello all!  Sorry if this has already been covered, I did a search and couldn't come up with much. 

What are some suggestions for permanent crops in north Texas area? 

TexSquirrel:
Apple trees.

DDrew:

--- Quote from: Winteriscoming? on April 30, 2009, 04:02:15 PM ---Hello all!  Sorry if this has already been covered, I did a search and couldn't come up with much. 

What are some suggestions for permanent crops in north Texas area? 

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I'm surprised that others have not looked at Jerusalem Artichokes (see my posting http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=5100.msg48869#msg48869). I was going to plant them this year, and had other problems that prevented it. They are a food crop, seed crop and can also be used as a source of foodstock for ethanol production.  They are perennials and will take over an area.  Just thought I'd add my 2ยข.

Kilgor:
Apple, peach, pear, plum, cherry, and crabapple trees are the most popular fruit trees.  Apricot, nectarine, aprium, prune, and pluot trees are other options.  Walnut, pecan, chestnut, and hazelnut trees will provide nuts.  Raspberry, black berry, blueberry can last for years.  Strawberry will give you 3-4 years production.  Asparagus produces for 20+ years.  Garlic keeps coming back year after year if you leave some in the ground.

All of these should grow in zones 6-7.

Kilgor:
Came up with more.

Rhubarb
Radicchio
Horse radish
Egyptian onions
Bamboo shoots
Sweet potato
Turmeric
Shallots

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