Palo Verde Harvest

The Blue Palo Verde trees are becoming ripe for harvesting the green seed pods.  Right now they can be harvested while they are green, but if left on the tree will turn brown.  Once they are brown, they can be harvested and used in different ways.  The green seeds can be used like peas, so today I used some fresh Palo Verde seeds to mix with carrots and butter.

Palo Verde and Carrots

Palo Verde, Carrots and Butter

Here are some pictures of the flowers and seed pods on a Blue Palo Verde.

Blue Palo Verde Flower

Blue Palo Verde Flower

Blue Palo Verde Seed Pods on Tree

Blue Palo Verde Seed Pods on Tree

Here are some pictures of the harvested pods I used today as well as an open pod showing the seeds inside.

Harvested Pods

Harvested Pods

Seeds in pod

Open Pod

 

 

 

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