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Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)
Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)
Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)
Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)

Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)

The Screwbean Mesquite grows as a shrub along streams and in valleys of the desserts of the southwestern United States. The yellow flowers grow in clusters and are followed by remarkable coiled pods. This would be an evolutionary adaptation in order to prevent animals like beetles from eating the seeds. The pods are among others eaten by birds an.. Read more
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The Screwbean Mesquite grows as a shrub along streams and in valleys of the desserts of the southwestern United States. The yellow flowers grow in clusters and are followed by remarkable coiled pods. This would be an evolutionary adaptation in order to prevent animals like beetles from eating the seeds. The pods are among others eaten by birds and coyotes, in order for the seeds to be dispersed. The pods are high in proteins, minerals and fibers, and have a sweet caramel-like taste. The pods can also be dried and processed into flour, and after the seeds are removed the flour can be added to coffee, chocolate-milk or smoothies. The plant is hardy, prefers a well drained soil and a sunny spot.

Sowing description: Shortly pour some hot water on the seeds, after which they need to be soaked in lukewarm water for 24 hours. Then sow the seeds in sowing mix, and let them germinate at a temperature of 25-30 degC.

Product specification

Family:
Fabaceae
Scientific name:
Prosopis pubescens
Common name:
Screwbean Mesquite
Native to:
Southwestern United States
Sowing time:
January-July
Difficulty level:
Intermediate
Minimum temperature:
-18 degrees Celsius

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Product specification

Family:
Fabaceae
Scientific name:
Prosopis pubescens
Common name:
Screwbean Mesquite
Native to:
Southwestern United States
Sowing time:
January-July
Difficulty level:
Intermediate
Minimum temperature:
-18 degrees Celsius
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Lennard

Eerste plantje kwam snel op, groeide hard deze zomer en nu komen er nog 8 op! Mooie plantjes die vanaf een paar weken al beginnen te verhouten.


Marina

De eerste is, na een week of drie/vier ontkiemd bij de kachel. Omdat het daar vrij donker is en de zaailing ging strekken, toch verplaatst naar de groeilamp. Daar is het minder warm, dus misschien dat de rest niet ontkiemd. Maar in ieder geval eentje en hopelijk lukt het om die groot te brengen en het tot bloei en vruchtzetting te laten komen. De smaakomschrijving klinkt verleidelijk :)


Remco Knijpstra

De zaden eerst kort overgoten met kokend water en daarna meteen in zaai en stekgrond gezaaid.
Omdat de zaden bij vrij hoge temperaturen moeten kiemen heb ik de (plastic) pot op een warmhoudplaat gezet en elke besproeid met water om de grond vochtig te houden.
Binnen een week kiemde het eerste zaadje al.
Nu hopen dat het tot een gezonde volwassen plant uitgroeit en ik binnenkort de bonen kan proberen.