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Obscure one: Is this plant safe? Cause we got loads...

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by strawberryskittle, Aug 2, 2009.

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  1. strawberryskittle

    strawberryskittle (Small Crab)

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    Hello all,

    I'm hoping you guys will know something of this maybe, but its a bit obscure.

    We have this tree in the back. It's growing out of hand and as I type my dad is out back trying to pull it out of the grass all around where the tree is. We planted it intentionally and we use it as food sometimes, but its a bit of a "spice", so I'm not sure if its hermie safe.

    It's called Toona sinensis.

    Toona sinensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And, if it is hermie safe, this has just been growing out back with no pesticides or anything ever, its just a wild uncontrollable weed LOL. So I can potentially dry it and feed it :D

    Anyone know?
     
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    id ask a mod
     
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    Sorry don't know.
     
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    It says it has an onion like flavor. I know onions aren't safe, but if you'd want to do a trial on it let us know. Personally I wouldn't, but it's a choice you have to make.
     
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    Yeah I noticed that too. It's not really an oniony flavor... but it IS a flavor...ish...

    I really don't want to risk my crabs though! It's just a weed -_-
     
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    hehehe well that's how the trials come about. I've tried a few things on my crabs to find out if they ate it and if it was safe.
     
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    Yeah... but I only got two crabs... and if I fed it to them...and they died... I'd cry! :eek:
     
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