Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 4, Number 4 (1981); Pages 116-117
The production of seed by taro
By Arnold Melim    
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Taro, (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott), is a vegetatively propagated crop with many varieties derived through vegetative mutations. Although flowers are produced, several investigators have suggested that taro is sterile, producing no viable seeds or if it does so, rarely. However, more recent reports indicate that seeds can be produced by hand-pollination. The following are my observations and experiences in growing taro seedlings.


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