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Colocasia esculenta


Colocasia esculenta (Colocasia esculenta)

I had thought I was going to lose this over the winter but as you can see has bounced back



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Beautiful shape foliage do you eat this Gnarly gnome. So pleased it survived for you.

7 Aug, 2017

 

Not had a nibble yet lol 3P and I better not catch anyone either !

Gg

7 Aug, 2017

 

lol so you must ne the first then ha ha I did nt realise until looking it up it was edible it makes a lovely foliage show plant as well.

7 Aug, 2017

 

It is in the group the Pacific Islanders make poi from - some of the blandest food I've tried. They sometimes boil it and eat it with nothing to add taste to it.

7 Aug, 2017

 

Thanks Wylie for the info.

This would do well with you ...

Gg

7 Aug, 2017

 

How interesting. Just looked it up to see what it looks like when cooked it looks like a chocolate soup lol I find bland foods are good for you.

7 Aug, 2017

 

Is this a perennial veg then Gg?

7 Aug, 2017

 

Hi Waddy

I suppose it is as when I bought it originally it arrived looking like a huge turnip is the best way to describe it , the size of the leaf bottom left is,

24 inches / 60.96 centimeters long, and just under 18 inches across ...

gives my tropical corner impact, and when my goddaughter seen it for the first time she stood in amazement and said wow lush ! lol I said it is lush lol

Gg

8 Aug, 2017

 

I looked this up on the Azorean Biodiversity website, and it grows wild on all the islands. I have seen it planted as a crop, and it takes 2-3 years before it is ready to eat.

8 Aug, 2017

 

Thanks GG. It really sounds odd...sorry!

Wylie, if it takes 2-3 years, I might give it a miss, but thanks for the info anyway. :-)

8 Aug, 2017

 

Do you leave it in the ground, we always bought ours inside, just recently purchased another, and its liking this wet!! trebled in size.

9 Aug, 2017

 

Hi Dotty

70 Litre with handles pot and sits in a tray with water in and gets fed twice a week , into the greenhouse for winter with all the leaves cut off and dried off and protected from any frost etc with fleece/blankets/ anything lol

in the past two weeks its now reached the dizzy height of 8 feet / 2.4384 metre high

Gg

10 Aug, 2017

 

No wonder it has reached 8ft, if you are feeding it twice a week lol!! ours has some catching up to do.....

10 Aug, 2017

 

How intriguing, I looked it up as well .......
'grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro. It is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants.'

Not too good if you have to wait 2-3 yrs tho.
It's also known as the potatoes unfortunate hairy cousin, lol

11 Aug, 2017



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