The honey mesquite pod is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas. Many of the trees that grow these pods can be found around the Powder Ganger camp north. There are also a few trees within and around the windy desert area near Nipton Road Pit Stop, but one must beware of the many radscorpions that reside there. The greenhouses found at the NCR Sharecropper Farms contain numerous trees.


The honey mesquite pod grows on a short tree with willow-like branches. Trees with pickable pods will appear bushier in foliage and have strings of pods on them, resembling a fern pattern. Pods can be eaten or used in recipes. Like all other plants in the Mojave Wasteland, ripe Honey Mesquite trees found in the wasteland will eventually regrow after being picked, making them an unlimited supply of free food.

Survival Skill effectEdit

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 4s-12 Dehydration , -12 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 4s-14 Dehydration , -14 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 4s-16 Dehydration , -16 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 4s-18 Dehydration , -18 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 4s-20 Dehydration , -20 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 4s-22 Dehydration , -22 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 4s-24 Dehydration , -24 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 4s-26 Dehydration , -26 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 4s-28 Dehydration , -28 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 4s-30 Dehydration , -30 Starvation 


The honey mesquite pod is used in the following campfire craftables: grilled mantis, Party Time Mentats and black coffee (Honest Hearts add-on).


Behind the scenesEdit

The honey mesquite tree is a real plant native to the American Southwest and Mexico.