The beginning of an extensive list of what we plan to grow in our agroforest.
- Fruit Trees
- Banana -
although technically an herb, we plan to treat these more like trees and
grow along hillsides where enough of of the understory and canopy has been
cut to allow enough sunlight. he trees will consist of no less than 10
varieties, including three which are native to this island. The fruit will
be used to feed our family, with any excess begin sold locally and online.
The saplings will also be sold.
- Pawpaw -
these trees and fruit are listed as deer resistant on every online site.
These will be grown only to supply our family with fruit and possibly the
sale of saplings. The fruit does not stay long after being picked and
is mostly unmarketable, except maybe locally.
- Fig - same
as with the pawpaw trees, these will only be grown for us. Figs also do not
keep long after being picked and these is a very limited market for the
- actually still on the line about growing these as about 50% of the online
sites say deer will eat this fruit.
- Stone Fruits
- fruits such as apricots, olives, loquat, peaches, plums, cherries,
mangoes, and pecans are all considered stone fruits. Apparently the deer
really love these. With the exception of loquats, we decided to wait on
planting these until we actually build a house up there and can secure these
trees from deer.