My parents had a wood-fueled kitchen stove and a wood-fed cook stove in the basement. Our growers are among the best and most experienced in the Organic Seed trade. Some are based on attempts to shuffle the genetic pack by hybridising different elm species. Elm trees belong to the Ulmaceae family, particularly in the genus called Ulmus.This genus consists of 35 different species ranging from ornamental shade trees to forest trees. ‘My’ tree is in full seed now, BTW. Ulmus parvifolia and over 1000 other quality seeds for sale. It contains about 34.4% protein, 28.2% fat, 17% carbohydrate, 5% ash. Most elms bear single seeds about the size of a pea. Step 2 . However, that same twisting growth made Elm perfect for wagon wheel hubs because they would not split when oak spokes were driven into them. (mid-summer) Empty seed husks. They are edible raw or cooked. So… I would like to share this on my face book page. The Conservation Foundation supplies clones of native (UK) elms that have shown some signs of resistance and I have planted several round my local area. Which all means it has antioxidant activity and is antibiotic. It is very sad. The U. parvifolia  is very common where I live with 16 of them less than 500 feet away. Guess who got to split all that “free” wood? Please note that while I’m not aware of any species of elm being inedible, my information is for Ulmus glabra only. Do you know, or could you direct me to a place to learn more? It seeds are eaten by purple finch, red-breasted grosbeak and when they can get them, the cottontail rabbit. Young, new leaves budding in spring. Bare tree in winter. Our native wych elms are more diverse and resistant than the English elm (Ulmus procera) and the cold, windy climate makes it harder for the bark beetles that spread the fungus to get around. The stems are harvested in spring, the leaves are removed and … The only issue I have with the Chinese Elm is that nearly every description of the tree says the leaves have small hairs on the underside. Shop our seed store for the best-selling American Elm Tree Seeds for sale. I live in the west central valley in co. We have an over abundance of elm trees. Good taste. The cats watched with ‘concern’ as the branches came in and I harvested bunches of the beautiful green fruit into the waiting basket. The seeds or samaras have slight wings and are scattered by the wind. Seeds Also referred to as seeds or samaras, the hairy fruit of the elm tree is not edible by humans, and it doesn't hold much ornamental appeal. I don’t think so. Of course, I am lucky to have elm seeds at all. Once the samara have dried and their wings turned papery the seeds are still edible. Hello, I found your article by searching ‘elm seeds edible?’ My concern was that my painted turtle, who refuses fruit and veggies, was overdosing himself on the abundant elm seeds falling into his small pond these past few days. This is a dish that lends itself well to being cooked in huge vats and frozen in portions, which helps to preserve the bounty a little. Twelve to twenty seeds are sown per linear feet in drills ten inches apart and covered ¼ inch with firmed soil. Slippery Elm Benefits. The inner bark of both is edible cooked as well, if you’re starving. The majority of our seeds are still grown in NW Washinton on isolation plots throughout Whatcom and Skagit county. The best use of elm seeds is in a salad where, as one source puts it, they will leave ‘the mouth feeling fresh and the breath smelling pleasant’. While the Chinese Elm is said to be hardy from zones 5 to 9, it has been spotted growing from Canada to Florida, Maine to California. Fruits can be consumed raw or cooked. Are the samaras and young leaves of the Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila, which I understand is often mistakenly referred to as the Chinese Elm) also edible? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Twigs of flattened, bright-green fresh clusters of elm seeds had been chewed off by squirrels and covered the ground. The Siberian Elm is likewise edible but it flowers in the spring. Step 1. The prime food from them are the seeds, called samaras (SAM-ah-rah.) The maturing fruit goes through several stages. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. Excessive drying and dewinging should be avoided as they reduce viability (Dirr & Heuser 1987). I first read about samaras last fall – but was too late to harvest any – it is the Siberian sp in my area of Ontario. Connecting gardeners to information. The antioxidant activity of the ethanol extract of Ulmus parvifolia was 65.03% in DPPH assay. Use a container that drains from its bottom. A human wishing to eat elm seeds faces the same problem as any other seed-eater – the sheer overwhelming number and the far-too-brief period when they are in the sweet spot of oily edibility. Young leaves in season, inner bark any time. Good post! I’ll have to try it. There are several varieties so perhaps my local ones do not have that fine fuzz. Anyway, now I’ll look harder for them in early spring. The tall graceful elm twisted when it grew– like the hatmatack —  making the sizing and splitting for a wood stove back-straining work. It’s the whole thing you eat, green sheath and all. Y… In northern climes its leave turn light yellow, red and purple in the fall. If you are wondering about slippery elm benefits, most of them involve the inner bark of the tree. I’m in conversation with Wooddogs over at my blog and she says the same thing about her Siberian elms. Finally, there is a chance that resistance might emerge more organically from wild trees in areas like northern Scotland where transmission rates are lower and death rates less catastrophic. Few trees can replace those great elms but a lot of smaller disease-resistant elms were imported from the orient about 80 years ago, among them the Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia  (UL-mus par-vih-FOLE-ee-uh.) Then place the seeds . In the north of Scotland we are quite fortunate. Elms are wind pollinated and the flowers are inconspicuous so I couldn’t figure out at first what the bees were up to. Thanks for this article. This 2006 study was designed to investigate the effect of medicinal herb extract on the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities against Helicobacter pylori, which is known as a ulcerogenic pathogen. It has been described as I need to get me one of these. Hi, I was very interested in the study you mentioned about the chinese elm and antibacterial effects against Heliobacter pylori, but the link didn’t work for me for the study. Elm-lined streets were common in North America until Dutch elm disease struck in the 1930s, wiping out most of the trees. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind. I also have one in a hedge and one in a lot which thrive. Currently I have a million elm sprouts. Hi Dita. They’re both a tasty addition to the edible realm. Elm splits well after a night of zero degrees F or colder. The Slippery Elm is also called Ulmus Rubraand prefers cooler climes.) Its large numbers of tiny seeds are arranged in brittle catkins, which shatter when flocks … Store the seeds in a moist and damp sealed container and place the container in a low-light or dark area, which is low in temperature. Learn how your comment data is processed. Usually found in planned landscapes (so make sure the soil and water are wholesome.). The providers of this website accept no liability for the use or misuse of information contained in this website. This would keep the goodies within reach, and feed my rabbit. A small to medium deciduous semideciduous rarely semi evergreen tree growing to 10–18 m 30–60 ft tall with a slender trunk and crown. Every May there is a brief, overwhelmingly abundant forest harvest: the seeds of the wych elm or Ulmus glabra. Space the seeds 4 to 6 inches apart. So a wooden wheel was made from three trees, the hub elm, the spokes oak because of strength, and the rim from ash, all held tight by a metal band put on when red hot which then shrinks as it cooled and holds everything tightly together. Dear Mr. Deane… I’ve tried unsuccessfully to figure out if any elm’s “underbark” can replace slippery elm’s as something to help with esophageal lacerations/ulcers/etc. Fulva means orange-yellow and pumila means dwarf. The seeds are encased in a green, thin, ovular case the resembles an insect wing called a samara. They're common street trees, particularly in … I’ve never found any there. This is a Great article, I working on building a Tiny Forest system in Las Vegas, using native and adaptive trees to the desert climate. Silver Birch. Likes sunny areas and moist soil. Change ). Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. After, sow each seed about 3mm deep . Soak seeds for 24 hours. I’m currently working as an English teacher in Northwestern China, where there are elm trees all along the sidewalks. Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) You might spot purslane in your favorite seed catalogs, but it can also … The antioxidant activity of the ethanol extract of Ulmus parvifolia was 27.70% in SOD assay. I see no icon on this page to so so. How to identify Wych Elm and it's edible seed pods Subscribe to UK Wildcrafts- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ndLw12aLBdFfU7GlkTRNw Has typical elm leave, small, about one inch long, half inch wide, uneven base, dark green on top, rough with usually  a dozen or less pair of veins. Delicious! Could you tell me the name of the study or where it was published? Around seeding elms there is a premature autumn at the end of spring as little drifts of the seeds carpet the ground like fallen leaves. Many elms worldwide have been wiped out by Dutch elm disease. I missed the sumaras. There are about 30 to 40 species of Ulmus (elm); the ambiguity in number results from difficulty in delineating species, owing to the ease of hybridization between them and the development of local seed-sterile vegetatively propagated microspecies in some areas, mainly in the field elm (Ulmus minor) group. I’ve only tried wych elm but you can find information online about lots of other species, such as Chinese elm, slippery elm and English elm. into a plastic zip-lock with part-sand, part-soil. Menu I think I will get seeds and plant them around, maybe it’s a way to help them come back. CHINESE ELM TREES . I have found the elm tree to be the most versatile and abundant plant I have ever met! Are all elm seeds good/safe to eat or is it only particular species? The American Elm Tree is a large lawn tree reaching 80 feet tall. They flower about the first week of October here in Central Florida. The seeds will rot and not germinate if planted in heavy soils or containers that remain saturated. Chinese Elm is highly recommended in any temperate garden. It would be great to connect. If you leave it too long, they will be blown away by the wind. The remainder are sourced from our fantastic network of family farms in Washington, Oregon, N. CA and Idaho. Small trees often escape because the beetles that spread the disease need a certain thickness of bark and seem to prefer taller trees. To be honest, most trees with edible leaves have dubious reputations. Once you have collected the seeds, air-dry them for 1-2 days, so that they germinate. I can’t tell if mine is Glabra, Minor Mill, or Rubram as they look all similar to me in the App photos, and I have not noticed their flowering in all these years. And I found this site after further search. (late summer) Seed husks in winter. Inner bark - … Thanks for the post also. love your blog. Will remedy that shortly. Ulmus americana is a deciduous Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 25 m (82ft) at a medium rate. What are they? It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in June. It starts very much like a leaf, but as it grows the seed in the centre begins to develop and the whole thing develops a succulent oiliness. And my local gardening and food receipt friends would also be interested in this article, “Chinese Elm Takeout” by Deane. Eaten green the fruits can be crushed in water to make a beverage or used to flavor other foods. (I just learned I can eat the mulberry leaves… ) Thank you. Usually seeds fall within 300 feet of the parent elm. Skeletons can be seen in woodlands and roadsides everywhere (I live in Banff). Glad you wrote about this. Foraging should never begin without the guidance and approval of a local plant specialist. I had to search a fair bit to find confirmation for what I thought I was seeing – that elm seeds come before the leaves. The antioxidant activity of the ethanol extract of the Ulmus parvifolia  was 2.15in TBARS assay. I was wondering if perhaps they occurred sometime during summer, with the fertile seeds put on hold till the following spring! It exfoliates bark constantly giving it a jigsaw puzzle look of brown, orange and olive. I look forward to leaning more about this precious gift from the divine nature. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Our elms here are incredibly easy to harvest. We also had a coal-burning neighbor who lost several large elms to the disease. Underside light green. Elm flower, By Hermann Schachner (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons. Call us at 1 315 4971058. Mariopgutierrez@yahoo.com. I don’t remember it ever producing seed. In the spring, when the elm seeds are bright and green, the Chinese pick and gather the samaras (which they call “yu-chian,” elm money), carefully sort them out, mix them with flour or cornmeal with a little bit of salt, steam them, and stir-fry them. P.S. Chinese Elm Samara The prime food from them are the seeds, called samaras (SAM-ah-rah.) The process loosens the chaff and seed coats from the seeds. It has grayish bark and dark green foliage that turns golden bronze in autumn. I am so happy to find this discussion. I guess you harvest the seeds when they’re still in their green sheaths, as in the picture above? They drop off the tree before they’re dry, right at the peak delicious stage. The seeds appear in the spring and look like little fried eggs to me. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Cover the elm seeds with a 1/4-inch layer of … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind. It’s a hardwood and excellent for heating but the tree twists as it grows. Cooking them is harder: one of the best uses I have found so far is as a component, along with wild garlic, nettles, kale and other spring greens, of ‘leaf sauce curry’ (about which I’ll post soon). They are edible raw or cooked. Last week a friend came for lunch and she asked what tree is this, so I took a picture and IDed it on a plant ID App. I have a few trees that seem to fit the elm type (similar leaves, esp. With gratitudes!!! (how ignorant…) In fact I am quite annoyed to see the young shoots coming from the ground everywhere in my yard now that it is spring in Melbourne, Australia, as the old tree is trying to pass life to the young generation I guess. Even if it did split there would be snags holding the two pieces together and you’d have to attack it with an ax to finally separate them. Thanks! It is in flower from February to March, and the seeds ripen from May to June. (Incidentally, the inner bark of the Ulmus fulva, the Slippery Elm, not shown, is also edible and very nutritious. Sometimes a wild edible can be under your feet and you never notice, or in this case, over your head. Incidentally, the wooden rim of the wheel before covered with an iron band was made of ash because it is flexible. Samaras in season, spring with the pumila, fall with the parvifolia, later seeds when the wings have drive. As a boy and young man I hated to size up elm for the two wood stoves we had in the house. After years of eating the samaras of Siberian elm and feeding the leaves in huge quantities to my goat, I began to wonder if I could safely eat some myself. That’s good because it’s an edible and in many locales it has become naturalized. The marked counties are guidelines only. This will make the outer pod crisp and easy to remove by grinding the pods between your hands and winnowing the useless chaff from the nutritious seeds. The small young leaves of each tree are also edible raw or cooked, very mild with a slight hint of bitterness and a texture similar to New Zealand spinach. As a result the spread of the disease has been slower and we still have many fine trees. Call us at 1 315 4971058. Today – after watching the laden branches wave outside my window – I attached a hanger to the handle of my broom – popped the screens out of my bedroom window – and ‘fished’ in a branch of one of the elms bordering my building. A little light vinaigrette, a touch of sea salt and a grind of fresh pepper…. Elm was a huge amount of work compared to other woods, except the Hackmatack, which also twisted. I was looking for a canopy and I want to source from local communities nurseries and organizations with nurseries. I’m in North Dakota and I am guessing mine are Siberian Elm-but I will find out for sure. I’ll have to try and collect some to try a taste. While U. parvifolia can grow to 80-feet tall it’s also a bonsai favorite producing great results in only 20 years or so. It has only one similar look alike, the Siberian Elm, Ulmus pumila,  but the pumila has rough bark and fruits in the spring whereas the U. parvifolia has smooth bark and fruits in the fall. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Thanks for letting me know. It’s a common hedgerow and windbreak tree in the midwest and extremely common on college campuses and in city parks as it is disease resistant, fast growing, attractive and essentially care-free. Husk is easily separated. Immature fruits, used just after they are formed - raw or cooked. Ripe berries ejecting seeds. ( Log Out /  Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Husk is easily separated. While this can be effective it does have the downside that the results cannot be called native in any area and, ironically, one of the leading cultivars has been suspected of increasing the spread of a different elm disease. The seedbeds should be kept moist, but not Write the date and place bag into freezer for 3 months. I’ve just been noticing that my 1 year old hens race to eat these seed blossoms. Texas distribution, attributed to U. S. Department of Agriculture. Copyright 2007-2018 – This web page is the property of Green Deane, LLC. There are now various projects to breed or discover elms with some degree of resistance to the disease. 3. It is hardy to zone (UK) 3 and is not frost tender. They are always such works of art -visually and verbally. Small leaves of the American/Florida elm are also edible. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Disclaimer: Information contained on this website is strictly and categorically intended as a reference to be used in conjunction with experts in your area. Thanks for the interesting tip. Inalso learned alot from the messages left on this article. Dried seeds, leaves, and fuzzy seed head spikes, stripped from the dry plants. Edible parts of American Elm: Leaves - raw or cooked. The seeds are edible, fresh or cooked. Both trees are in season for only a couple of weeks to a month. Thanks for this article of their ability to readily eat them as well as human consumption of these seed blossoms. Rhizomes may grow 16 inches (40 cm)/year and live 2 to 3 years. sort of velcro feel on top -reminds me a bit of cleavers- and smooth underside) and would like to know if I could use them. Young leaves raw or cooked, inner bark cooked. This makes splitting very difficult because a piece will not cleave easily, like ash or pine. With new, disease-resistant varieties, however, elm trees are making a comeback. See this post by Wooddogs3 about Siberian elm: https://albuquerqueurbanhomestead.com/2011/03/21/mild-wild-greensthe-siberian-elm/ It seems I’m on the outs of a good thing. For prime samaras get them while their wings are still green. Thank you so much for all the sharing and information. I wonder if they would produce seeds if coppiced? On close examination I could see the tiny anthers of the flower which I assume were providing pollen for the bees. I guess one man’s treasure is another man’s trash, though… When I travelled to neighboring Kazakhstan, where I was surprised to find the same tree growing wild (I thought it was an ornamental brought to northwestern China from the east), the locals seemed appalled by the idea of eating samara. It will be a desert food forest, edibles used by the indigenous foraging cultures. All rights reserved. About Elm Trees. 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