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  Taccarum tubers!!
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.09.19 at 08:39:57(7518)
Hi Friends,

Just a short note on one of the aroid-related 'items' that
never ceases to enthuse me and lift my presently very sagging and sad spirits at
this time of the year---- it is when my good friend Bobby who lives close by
digs up the tubers of his BIG Taccarum weddellianum as the wonderful
Amorphophallus-like leaves yellow and fall off! This year these
tubers really are a magnificent sight to behold, each about 7-10" in Dia., at
least 6-7" thick/deep, smooth with the growing point looking like a big
gorilla`s thumb-nail, other numerous dormant secondary growth-points/'eyes'
scattered over the tuber`s surface, and a wonderful cream color when first they
see the light of day. (They remind me of a big, flat 'kholrabi' ( ?
spelling) stem). BUT---the best part about this aroid genus is that
we can actually enjoy observing these dormant tubers as the change color (and
shape) from a beautiful 'clean' shiny cream to a deep, almost-translucent
jade-green on exposure to the air and light! I believe that this is
one of the few Aroids that can really be enjoyed all year round, even when
dormant!

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From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2001.09.19 at 13:16:10(7519)
Julius,

Your seeds all germinated well and yes, they are fast growers, they are still
doing very well for me and I have already distributed several to other
growers, friends and gardens in the UK. Many thanks once again for your
generosity.

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From: Plantnut3 at cs.com on 2001.09.19 at 13:21:11(7521)
Ihave very young plants of the above and grew to about 12-14" this season. Very small off sets placed in the ground in March 2001. They have now died down. I think from what I have read on this plant it will do well in our zone 8. Plantnut3 Ray Maynard

From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2001.09.19 at 13:22:02(7522)
Julius Boos schrieb:
> Hi Friends,
>
> Just a short note on one of the aroid-related 'items' that never ceases to
> enthuse me and lift my presently very sagging and sad spirits at this time
> of the year---- it is when my good friend Bobby who lives close by digs up
> the tubers of his BIG Taccarum weddellianum
> (They remind me of a big, flat 'kholrabi' ( ? spelling)

Julius,

you nearly made it ;)

It should be "Kohlrabi"

And it has nothing to do with our former chancellor Kohl...
Kohl is a general name for edible Brassicas like cabbage and relatives here in
Germany.

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.09.20 at 07:58:50(7526)
Julius Boos schrieb:
> Hi Friends,
>
> Just a short note on one of the aroid-related 'items' that never ceases to
> enthuse me and lift my presently very sagging and sad spirits at this
time
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