Late night walk from home yields positive results

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Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Das Troll » Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:41 pm

Living in a large city produces unique foraging opportunities if you know what you're looking for. Tonight I was walking home from work through a park close to where I live, making sure not to aggro the homeless that sometime sleep under the bridges, and I just so happen to look up into a tree that had a street lamp behind it. What do I find? Paw paw fruit. Poor mans banana, Indiana banana ect ect. I've been keeping an eye out for these things for a while now and never found one until tonight.
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Sort of an ugly fruit that starts early to mid August and is ripe early to mid September. I've only ever had it in beer form (delicious) but I hear it tastes like a mango/banana. Not only is their ripe time super short, they only last a few days on a shelf as well. The seeds are also edible. I'm hoping I can rob the tree blind one night without someone calling the cops on me or having to fight off some homeless person. My idea is to make wine out of it since I don't have the stuff to make beer.

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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Helladamnleet » Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:34 am

Wow, that's really cool! I'm kind of jelly because all we have around here are boring old blackberries.
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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Das Troll » Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:51 am

Just found a bunch of elderberry mixed in with pokeberry. I didn't even notice until I looked close. This park is producing a lot of edibles.

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Post by Helladamnleet » Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:53 am

You must have real parks in your area. Two of our biggest in my home town are converted dumps.
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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Das Troll » Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:43 am

Helladamnleet wrote:
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You must have real parks in your area. Two of our biggest in my home town are converted dumps.
It looks to be a ravine of some type. I think they just put a road down the center and left all the trees in because there are some old hardwoods there.

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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Helladamnleet » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:08 am

Oh nice, those are the best parks. There's a lot like that everywhere around here but my home town lol
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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Das Troll » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:31 pm

Apparently I need to pay more attention because I also found wild peaches and bilberries. My knowledge grows!

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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Helladamnleet » Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:31 am

Holy crap, you must live near the Garden of Eden or some shit, barh.
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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Das Troll » Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:15 am

Helladamnleet wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:31 am
Holy crap, you must live near the Garden of Eden or some shit, barh.
I get the feeling that we walk past a grocery store worth of food every day without knowing it.

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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Helladamnleet » Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:39 am

Not around here.

Sure, there's probably a lot of stuff out there I don't see, but I wasn't kidding when I said our two biggest parks are old dumps. One was a medical waste dump, and one was a regular dump.


Our area wasn't known for being good foraging land though, it was a good shipping hub.
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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Das Troll » Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:00 pm

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Just picked those bilberries. I didn't even get all of them either. I'll probably leave a fair amount on the bush so I don't decimate the plants ability to reproduce.

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Post by Das Troll » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:22 pm

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paw paws finally ripened enough to pick. First tree of three that I raided.

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Post by Helladamnleet » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:50 pm

That shit looks good, damn
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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Das Troll » Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:44 am

I have to go shake the shit out of the next tree to get the high ones to fall and hope i dont get cracked in the head. They look small, but some of them are pretty hefty.

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Re: Late night walk from home yields positive results

Post by Helladamnleet » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:41 am

Remember Monster Garage? You need the Nut Shaker:
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