Eddoes and other eatable plants?

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Eddoes and other eatable plants?

Post by stevieboy1 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:37 pm

Hiya all ive been looking up other things I could buy from local super markets and local indian food stores etc that would grow into tropical plants But dont know what and were to start? After the whole can I grow a coconut thing its just got me thinking about what else is possable?? icon_scratch icon_scratch icon_scratch

I have seen eddoes for sale in morrisons in the past not that I knew what they were at the time till now. I was wondering what other type of tropical plants can i get from shop brought edable roots etc? icon_scratch

anyone else here brought things and grown them into nice looking tropical type plants?? icon_thumleft

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Post by DAVIDEVANS » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:07 pm

If you go to the Arums etc within the Exotics Reference Forum, Dave B has posted a link to a site with most of the edibles cross referenced to their latin name.

Yorkshire Kris has made a video showing how to propagate eddoes. http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... eo#p270027
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Re: Eddoes and other eatable plants?

Post by stevieboy1 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:45 pm

DAVIDEVANS wrote:If you go to the Arums etc within the Exotics Reference Forum, Dave B has posted a link to a site with most of the edibles cross referenced to their latin name.

Yorkshire Kris has made a video showing how to propagate eddoes. http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... eo#p270027

cool thanks for the link i just took a look and also found the list and have printed out a copy so i can have a look though it and google all the names etc to see if i can see whats what to give me an idea of what to look out for. icon_cheers icon_thumleft

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Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:53 pm

It can be a bit pot luck, but I've heard of red stemmed Colocasia esculenta coming from eddoes. They are cheap enough to treat as annuals, but many come back if in a sheltered position, and if you get an unusual one it would be worth propagating from icon_thumright
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Post by stevieboy1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:11 pm

well I just got these from a little chinese shop today please tell me there Eddoes....

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The little chinese lady in there no speak very good english and when i asked if they were eddoes she just smiled at me. :lol:

there were lots of strange roots and seed looking things in there ive never seen befor I wonder what they all were lol
I should of taken lots of photos lol
I did take a pic of this any one know what it is??
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Post by Blairs » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:28 pm

stevieboy1 wrote:well I just got these from a little chinese shop today please tell me there Eddoes....

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The little chinese lady in there no speak very good english and when i asked if they were eddoes she just smiled at me. :lol:

there were lots of strange roots and seed looking things in there ive never seen befor I wonder what they all were lol
I should of taken lots of photos lol
I did take a pic of this any one know what it is??
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Pic 1 in an eddoe / colocasia esculenta


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Re: Eddoes and other eatable plants?

Post by stevieboy1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:58 pm

Blairs wrote:Pic 1 in an eddoe / colocasia esculenta
Thankgoodness for that lol. :lol: :lol: I thought they looked about right for eddoes but wanted to make sure. icon_salut icon_thumleft

So any one know what them things are in the second pic??


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Post by Delboy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:29 pm

Elephant testicle? :lol:

Not a clue, we have a little oriental shop in town so i may pop in and grab some Eddoes.
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Post by stevieboy1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:14 pm

Delboy wrote:Elephant testicle? :lol:
Oh no dont want them haha :lol: :lol:

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Post by Blairs » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:21 pm

Pic 2 could be a Yam.


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Post by Delboy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:35 pm

Blairs wrote:Pic 2 could be a Yam.
I was close then icon_cheers
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Re: Eddoes and other eatable plants?

Post by stevieboy1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:44 pm

didnt seem like a yam? icon_scratch

It was like a coconut with no shell. I picked it up and it was very hard almost Nut like.
I only ask as i wonder if it would grow into somthing nice hehe :lol: :lol:

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Post by redsquirrel » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:09 pm

its a compressed and polished panda turd,a real delicacy in china
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Post by Panama Pete » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:16 pm

Its def not a yam,

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Re: Eddoes and other eatable plants?

Post by Blairs » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:24 pm

Panama Pete wrote:Its def not a yam,

pete
It was bought at a Chinese shop, so it could be a Purple Yam that is used in SE Asia:

http://www.succulent-plant.com/families ... 010296.jpg

They look different to the Yams in the UK which look more tuber like. Happy to be wrong though!


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