An important strategy for designing a food forest system is to choose plant species and cultivars that extend the harvest season throughout the year.
In the springtime, we can read the blossoms of the landscape to teach us what trees will fruit early and which trees will fruit late in the season. This can be useful when assessing a new site to understand the projected harvest, and to help you plan when gaps in the harvest season may occur.
Check out the video to read the blossoms with me and see what a food forest planned for extended harvest looks like in the springtime.
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