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Eating Colocasia

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:17 pm

Now is the time to harvest your colocasia for your dinner. (I can't remember if I've posted this before)



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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:23 pm

:ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: It like posting a video on how to BBQ the cat :ahhh!: :lol:

If I want mash, I use potatoes, as they don't look as good in the garden :wink:
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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Kristen » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:53 pm

I was looking for means of propagating Ipomoea batatas (Blackie and Lime green) the other day, and most of the talk was "can you get them big enough to eat the tubers" ... I had much the same though: why not just grow Sweet Potatoes? :P
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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:56 pm

Kristen wrote:I was looking for means of propagating Ipomoea batatas (Blackie and Lime green) the other day, and most of the talk was "can you get them big enough to eat the tubers" ... I had much the same though: why not just grow Sweet Potatoes? :P
Well they are Sweet potatoes in a fashion. Cuttings should work?


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Post by Kristen » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:29 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Well they are Sweet potatoes in a fashion. Cuttings should work?
Indeed (I've taken cuttings :) ) but folk were focused on the tubers being rather small to eat etc. Surely it would be better to grow Sweet Potatoes designed for eating, and keep the ornamental ones for showing (or flog the surplus on Ebay). I didn't get the eating part ... but I'm at the stage of being keen to have more plants next year; if I had a glut I might be looking for other outcomes than "compost" !
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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Vagetarian » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:39 pm

The eddoes I bought from the supermarket have produced rhizomes around 4x the size of the parent rhizomes. I am going to eat them and maybe buy a couple more small ones next year. :D


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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by flounder » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:47 pm

Personally Vag, I'd grow the biggies and buy some smaller ones to eat. Bigger tubers = more food reserves to grow big....maybe?
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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:52 pm

flounder wrote:Personally Vag, I'd grow the biggies and buy some smaller ones to eat. Bigger tubers = more food reserves to grow big....maybe?

Yes an no. The bigger the rhizome the more chance of multiple growth points which doesn't mean bigger plants.


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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by flounder » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:55 pm

Don't spoil it for me Kris.! I was imagining a couple of giant leaves, rather than a multitude of nanos
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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Vagetarian » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:21 pm

But I must eat the ones I grew! :D

Besides, the leaves made it to about 900mm in one season anyway. :D


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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Steph » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:59 pm

Asians cook the leaves as well, a snack called Patra.
Incredibly long winded way to make small morsels......


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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:03 pm

I believe they eat Thai Giant stems and Hostas in Japan.


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Re: Eating Colocasia

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:24 pm

Couldn't eat someone called Collie :ahhh!:


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