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Honey Mesquite, Texas Mesquite
Scientific Name: Prosopis glandulosa Torr.
Synonym: Prosopis juliflora var. glandulosa
Family: Fabaceae
Honey Mesquite, Texas Mesquite (Prosopis  glandulosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 7-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0F (-18C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern United States

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, up to 30 feet tall (9 m), 20 feet spread (6 m)

Watering Needs: Little to no water when established

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

The seed pods can be ground, the harder seeds are excluded from the powder. The resulting yellow flour tastes sweet, and can be mixed with regular flour to be used in baking.
The Honey Mesquite has spiny stems.

Honey Mesquite, Texas Mesquite (Prosopis  glandulosa)

Honey Mesquite, Texas Mesquite (Prosopis  glandulosa)

Blooming Habits:
The tree is covered with fluffy yellowish flowers in spring. These flowers are very popular with bees.

Fruiting Habits:
The seed pods are up to 10-12 inches long (25-30 cm), constricted between the seeds.

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