Here’s a list of perennial food varieties that I’m either currently growing, intend to plant for the first time this spring, or hope to plant in the near future. Some of these won’t be hardy in colder regions, others will thrive almost anywhere. I’ll go into more detail about each one later; this is just basically a list. Kind of a “Table Of Contents.”
Perennials I’m already growing:
Malabar Spinach (it died back to the ground this winter though, so I’m waiting to see if the roots will survive till spring)
Perennials I’ll be planting this spring:
Perennials I hope to plant in the near future:
Good King Henry
*Tender perennials that may not overwinter in areas that get hard frosts. Not sure if they’ll work in my climate.
**Semi-tender perennials that may be damaged by hard frosts.
You can find more great suggestions in the book Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeyer
I thought sweet cherries and raspberries weren’t productive in central Texas.
I live in the high desert of Southern California, so I can’t say about central Texas. But it’s definitely a good idea to research what will and won’t thrive in your area before you plant!
Oh, you moved back to California?! Well, I live in Florida; just planted a food forest with many of the things you listed here. Ran into your site looking up perennial onions and garlic. Perennial broccoli – that’s a new one on me – I’ll have to look that up! Best wishes – hope you’re growing great!
Thanks! I actually moved from California to Texas, and I’m still here. This is an old post from before I left. I’m looking forward to starting a patio garden here, but it hasn’t made it to the top of my to-do list yet.