colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

chig

colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by chig » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:09 pm

big colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus,tennis ball size 3.99 drunken_smilie1

sanatic1234

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by sanatic1234 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:20 pm

I have just brought a rhizome for 2.00 pounds from ebay :) can't wait till it arrives :)

DaveP

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by DaveP » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:06 pm

chig wrote:big colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus,tennis ball size 3.99 drunken_smilie1
Good, I dunno what form it is, but it's certainly one of the hardier types and makes huge leaves into the bargain. I've got a couple from several years ago and could do with a few more. Focus is closing down here, so I'd better get my skates on.

Panama Pete

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by Panama Pete » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:10 pm

20p at an asian shop chig, ive got 40 in pots and sprouting through now,

sanatic1234

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by sanatic1234 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:23 pm

I wish i had an asian shop in my town they always seem to sell tropical stuff :(

Panama Pete

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by Panama Pete » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:50 pm

I have one where the bulb is a ridiculous size the other day. I know there are black magic varieties etc...but im going to see how i get on this year first...as i can afford to dispose of at that price :D

MrG

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by MrG » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:40 pm

Got a half dozen of these for £1.20, all starting to sprout now, Asian supermarket in Woking, cheap as chips!!

tony

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by tony » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:13 pm

Mr G

Where in Woking is the Asian shop?

Tiddy

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by Tiddy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:50 pm

Asian supermarket? are they in the gardening section or are they sold as food? icon_scratch

Mr List

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by Mr List » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:59 pm

:shock: :o
you have an asian super market with a gardening section?

derrick

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by derrick » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:32 pm

There sold as food in the Asian shop Edoes Coco Yam or Dasheen you can buy a bag for 2 squid Edoes Dasheen are types of Colocasia Esculenta .But the large Yam is a vine not a Colocasia .There must be about 8 Asian Shops in Southampton i have some from last year .They need alot of heat an water in the growing season .
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harryc
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Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by harryc » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:36 pm

I Picked some up from Morrisons a couple of weeks ago.

Gareth Davies

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by Gareth Davies » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:45 pm

harryc wrote:I Picked some up from Morrisons a couple of weeks ago.
Same here, got three for 42p as the girl rang them up as potatoes instead of Eddoes! Complete bargain and they are sprouting nicely in some damp coir.

fieldfest

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by fieldfest » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:49 pm

http://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/fresh ... 3792-p.asp

I got mine from here, 4/12 have sprouted already 2 gone soft, awaiting the rest...

Panama Pete

Re: colocasia esculenta bulbs in focus

Post by Panama Pete » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:58 pm

Mine have sprouted all over, just kept them in a bag in the airing cupboard. Most potted up now though and in a greenhouse :o

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