The Quince–a Great Permaculture Tree Crop

  If you want to grow your food on trees–and there’s a lot of good reasons to do so–then you traditionally would have an easier time of it in the tropics, where there are a lot of “tree fruits” that can be used as staple vegetables, like plantain, avocado, jack fruit, etc. With the powerful productivity of trees, this means that tropical Permaculturists with establish food forests report feeding 30 families from a small fraction of an acre year round from their “vegetable” CSA. Of course, most of the “vegetables” are actually tree fruits!  In cold climates, our ancestors haven’t … Continue reading The Quince–a Great Permaculture Tree Crop