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  Alocasia, Colocasia, Xanthosoma et al
From: The Thaumaturgist asitkghosh at yahoo.com> on 2003.01.31 at 22:34:51(9909)
That what I had started to do last fall. I bought every kind of
tuber that I could buy from Supermarkets, Farmer's Markets, Flea
Markets and then I had planted them after tagging the pot. I
retained the names given by the stores until you experts can
verify from the photos later on. I had been taking photos as
they are growing. So far I have,

Alocasia Macrorrhiza
Malanga "Lila"
Malanga "Blanca"
Colocasia Esculenta
Malanga "Islena"
Alocasia indica

More later..........

Asit K. Ghosh

From: "MJ Hatfield" mjhatfield at oneota.org> on 2003.02.01 at 11:42:46(9912)
I think somebody in the Miami area (or any big city with access to these
edible tubers, priced by the pound) could make some money by buying up
tubers and reselling them, with appropriate mark ups, to those of us out in
the hinterlands who haven't access to big city markets.

MJ Hatfield

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2003.02.01 at 22:19:38(9913)
Dear Asit,

If possible try to find a Jamaican grocery and ask for 'red co co', I will
be very interested to compare this to the ones being imported from Costa
Rica and Guatemala in Cen. America, which also have a red 'tinge' of color
but to a much lesser extent than the Jamaican 'red co co'. The Cen.
AMerican may be the 'malanga' lilac', and may be different from both the
Jamaican form/species/var., and from the 'malanga blanca'. I am certain
that in the long term all this growing information will prove invaluable to
Dr.Eduardo Goncalves in his research.
If 'push comes to shove' let me know and I will send you a couple 'red co
co' rhizomes.


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