Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

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Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by cordyman » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:32 am

Original Eddoe in the centre is hollow and rotted, but are the two side shoots coming out of separate corms?

Also how impressive they have made it so far icon_cheers

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Also this is another Colcasia of some type not sure whats going on here though, its next to the bamboo grove...


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by Deedee » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:59 am

wow cordy, thats brilliant. the one you sent me is in the greenhouse, its still alive, upto 2 weeks ago it was still in leaf but after a few frosts the leave's have shrivled a bit but im pretty sure its still alive icon_cheers


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by kata » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:05 am

Well done Cordy!

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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by miketropic » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:20 pm

cut the rot off the top so the new leaves can emerge a bit easier and off they will go
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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:46 pm

I left 3 outside in the ground and 2 in pots and 1 in a pot in the greenhouse. They all had leaves until a month ago, but have new shoots coming through. They were from Tesco too, must be a variety that can take some damp wet when dormant!


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by Blairs » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:03 pm

I think you were lucky with the non-winter. Planted deeply and in good drainage then perhaps they would pull through a normal winter but then struggle to grow well. 1 of my eddoes has went dormant (lots of Perlite in the mix, perhaps too much), 1 struggled and the others gone strength to strength (inside up by window). Never seen them in my local Tesco...I had to go hunting for them in 'diverse' parts of the country.


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:33 pm

I couldn't find one any in any stores in my area, found them by dumb look at my girlfriends parents in Milton Keynes.


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by Wilza » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:40 pm

Despite the milder winter, Mine from Morrisons turned to a mush back in December.


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by Wilza » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:05 pm

I decided to investigate mine today, and under the mush of the original root is a healthy eddoe! Infact there are two, so I've potted them up and brought them in the house. :)


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by cheshirepalms » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:07 pm

I've inspected mine today also and they are pretty mushy to be honest, so I have removed all the crud and there is a new shoot coming through underneath. One of the potted ones still has a leaf and is pushing out another, the ground planted ones have not fared as well, but after such a wet winter its still a good result.


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:41 pm

The loss of a parent corm is probably normal when some healthy side shoots will break early in the season. One of my potted ones in the greenhouse has two new plants growing either side of a mushed centre.


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Re: Tesco Eddoe survived winter planted out!

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:35 pm

Tesco eddoes came through well for many members in winter 2007/8 but need to be well drained if cold.

Cordy, the reddish Colocaisa is probably Pink China if you had one of those.
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