Growing Liquorice in the UK

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Growing Liquorice in the UK

Post: # 52368Post Andy Hamilton »

Whilst doing a bit of research I found that liquorice was grow in the UK during WW2, has anyone here got a liquorice bush?
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i want to know too...and if anyone is willing to send cuttings, i have a space in my garden that would be perfect....!!

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I have to admit I know absolutely nothing about liquorice plants and what it is that we eat, though I rather think it must be the flavour from some part of the plant that is used in confectionary. What do the plants look like?

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Post: # 52749Post the.fee.fairy »

I've won some Liquorice seeds on Ebay...
Damn all this talk of growing interesting things!

I'll keep you informed about the growing.

I've also got some Tea Tree seeds coming, and hopefully, some tea, and chocolate vine seeds too.

Don't know where i'm going to plant them all!!

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Post: # 52751Post hedgewizard »

Andy, the Agroforesty Research Trust do liquorice seeds, as I recall. I've just taken delivery of a bunch of seeds to plant under my edible hedge.

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Post: # 52821Post contadina »

Dunno if it's just because it's April Fools Day but this reminds me of that Dimbleby documentary on spaghetti trees. Who'd have thought that there are liquorice bushes and chocolate vines...? :lol:

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Post: # 52869Post godfreyrob »

Some interesting background stuff:
http://reporter.leeds.ac.uk/502/s7.htm

Here is lots of info on the plant - this site is one of my favourites!
http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php ... iza+glabra

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Post: # 52871Post red »

given that liquorice is a crime against humanity - why would you want to grow it?

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Post: # 52877Post godfreyrob »

A few (well, many) years ago I used to chew on the roots as a way of not smoking. It worked quite well for a while but then everything I ate and (more importantly) drank, tasted of liquorice and I had to give it up!

I do like the taste though - especially the coconut rings that come with liquorice allsorts (do they still make them?).

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Post: # 52879Post Millymollymandy »

godfreyrob wrote:I do like the taste though - especially the coconut rings that come with liquorice allsorts (do they still make them?).
Yes and they are my favourites out of the packet of Allsorts! :mrgreen: The ones I can't stand are the rubbery ones covered in hundreds and thousands...

oops sorry am I going off topic? :lol:

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Post: # 52882Post Thomzo »

godfreyrob wrote: I do like the taste though - especially the coconut rings that come with liquorice allsorts (do they still make them?).

Urgh - I can't think of anything worse. The only 2 things I can't stand are coconut and liquorice.

I like the idea of the chocolate vine though, Fee. Do let me know how you get on. (By the way, I love your new look!)

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Post: # 52894Post godfreyrob »

Millymollymandy wrote:Yes and they are my favourites out of the packet of Allsorts! :mrgreen: The ones I can't stand are the rubbery ones covered in hundreds and thousands...
Ah, someone who shares my sophisticated taste :mrgreen:

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Thanks Thomzo, i decided to take this opportunity to get a new look!

The chocolate vine is not actually a vine to make chocolate out of, its a vine that has berries. Apparently, it smells like white chocolate, and the berries have a white edible middle that tastes like tapioca mixed with white chocolate.

I thought it sounded interesting, so i decided to buy some seeds. i'll keep you informed, and if i get some more seeds from it when its grown (in about 2 years or so i think) then i'll put them in the seeds swap bit.

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Post: # 53012Post hedgewizard »

Tapioca mixed with white chocolate...

... :scratch:

... :pale:

... :puke:

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Post: # 53021Post Thomzo »

Tapioca mixed with white chocolate...

... :scratch:

... :?

... :cheers:

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