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  Yautia/Xanthasoma Sprouting
From: Riley2362 at aol.com on 2001.05.25 at 15:02:36(6565)
Dear List,
Every greengrocer in New York City has bins full of Yautia, and quite a
variety of other tubers - however, they are very heavily waxed and do not
sprout easily, if at all. Of course, the purpose of the coating is to
preserve them and keep them from sprouting - where are their priorities?
Does anyone know how to safely remove this coating to promote sprouting and
From: magrysbo at shu.edu on 2001.05.26 at 06:07:25(6572)
Let me know who has Amorphophallus paeonifolius and I will take a ride out
there.A little alcohol may dissilve the coating, followed by a quick rinse.

From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2001.05.26 at 06:08:25(6576)
Hot soapy water and a scrubbing brush applied with a bit of elbow grease
will work wonders .
Just be carefull around the growing point


From: Riley2362 at aol.com on 2001.05.30 at 14:04:13(6611)

Hi Bonaventure,
Thanks for the information - no morphs in the greenmarkets here, but I just
bought one from a nursery in Florida named, Gardinos - see the link above.
Nice sized little tuber and reasonable price.
Good Luck - Michael

From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLCooper at scj.com> on 2001.05.30 at 14:36:01(6614)
Maybe our next web site contest (if there is one) can design a page of
"market tubers" with pictures, market names, and aroid names. I know this
is at least the second time we've carried this thread, but I still cannot
remember the names and the aliases!
It would be nice to have somewhere to look these up so I can make a shopping
list, in case I find an interesting market here in Wisconsin-doubtful!! ;)


From: "Scott Hyndman" hyndman at aroid.org> on 2001.05.30 at 17:08:48(6617)

Please take a look at Lest Kallus' and Julius Boos' information at
http://www.kallus.com/aroids/ediblearoids.htm as this may be some of what
you are interested in. If it is not, I am happy to help anyone develop such
a Web page that you describe, and I am sure that Lester would be happy to
add to the excellent informational and image content of his pages.

Best regards, Scott

From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLCooper at scj.com> on 2001.05.30 at 19:11:50(6620)
OK, my face is properly red now! I'm heading to the grocery!


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