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  Amorphophallus konjac, multiple buds
From: ". ." iamwhatiam52 at hotmail.com> on 2002.04.25 at 20:27:06(8643)
Taylor,
After watching this tuber for a few more weeks, there are DEFINITELY four
large and three small buds, all sprouting vigorously. No "dominant" bud.

Has anyone had experience with this? Does anyone know if allowing several
buds to grow will result in my prized Goliath tuber splitting into multiple
little Davids?

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From: "Petra Schmidt" petra at plantdelights.com> on 2002.04.26 at 08:03:00(8646)
Hey Mitch, Hey Taylor...
I've been slicing and dicing Amorph. tubers so I'll say, go ahead and cut
that tuber into a few pieces, let it dry off for a few weeks and then plant
them all...each piece will form its own nice new tuber by the end of the
season; just make sure the pieces you cut are still large enough to support
this season's growth...if you leave the tuber alone, meaning with all
accessory buds attached and growing, chances are good that the one large
tuber will split apart and you'll have more, smaller tubers at the end of
the season.
Petra

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From: mburack at mindspring.com> on 2002.04.26 at 08:04:31(8647)
Regardless of what you do ("letting the buds grow or not") more than likely it will divide heavily and you will not have the "single" large one at the end of the season.

I have found konjac to be very different from other common amorphs... Plants like paeoniifolius and bulbifer seem to like staying "big". (once they get there) Konjac in my experience always seems to get to a point where it just divides off into infinity after a while.

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From: "MJ Hatfield" mjhatfield at oneota.org> on 2002.04.26 at 08:36:30(8648)
For me, in the past, multiple buds have
resulted in multiple petioles which has
resulted in multiple tubers.
MJ

From: "Ronald h Kessler" ronlene at worldnet.att.net> on 2002.04.26 at 08:38:07(8649)
Has anyone tried, just snap off all of the secondary buds and let the
primary one continue to grow??
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