From my garden :D

lastmanstanding

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Here are 2 more photos. Do you know what these are? :)
 

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Correct. It's cinnamon. The real one.

How long would it be before it becomes woody enough to harvest the bark from it?

I bought some Sri Lankan 'true' cinnamon the other day and haven't tried it yet. I'm looking forward to tasting the difference. It was only very recently that I read that all these years I haven't (probably) been using the real thing.
 

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How long would it be before it becomes woody enough to harvest the bark from it?

I bought some Sri Lankan 'true' cinnamon the other day and haven't tried it yet. I'm looking forward to tasting the difference. It was only very recently that I read that all these years I haven't (probably) been using the real thing.
Usually it takes around 3 years to start harvesting. But when the tree is big enough you can harvest twice a year. The bark of the young trees is green in colour and when it turns brown it's ready for cutting. (It's raining now. I'll post a photo in a few minutes when the rain ceases).
Pure Sri Lanka cinnamon has a smooth yet strong flavour but some sellers mix the wild cinnamon and that lowers the quality.
 

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This is a cinnamon plant. The left branch is old enough to be cut while the right hand side is still green and not ready.
 
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