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Colocasia esculenta

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Healthy tubers of C. esculenta will be available from April 2016, limited stock.

Colocasia esculenta | Pembroke, SA71
Pot SizeTotal Price
8 litres
£10.00

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Plant Finder: about Colocasia esculenta

Common names

Dasheen, Eddo, Taro, Coco-yam

Description

Colocasia esculenta (Dasheen). A perennial vegetable native to Tropical East Asia. The large leaves are heart-shaped to sagittate and dark green variegated white. The tubers (or roots) are very similar to the potato and must be cooked well. The leaves can also be eaten and used in soups. May have a large amount of irritant crystals in the tubers, which can be removed by repeated boiling.

Cultivation

This crop has a minimum growing temperature of 10C and a maximum growing temperature of 35C; the optimal growing temperature is between 21C and 28C.

Interest and use

Culinary

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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