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  Am. albus offset care
From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.10.09 at 12:42:56(13414)
In past years I've left my Am. albus offsets attached to the tubers
until I planted them, but this year that turns out to be somewhat
inconvenient.

Do these thin, snaky offsets have a good survival rate if separated from
the mother tuber after harvesting or will a large percentage of them
dessicate (when stored in a paper bag)?

Thanks,
Ken Mosher

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From: bonaventure at optonline.net on 2005.10.13 at 19:49:40(13447)
This works for the same types from my mossambicensis and konjacs if they come off easily. Otherwise leave on. Check every month.
Bon

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From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.10.26 at 21:57:45(13459)
In past years I've left my Am. albus offsets attached to the tubers
until I planted them, but this year that turns out to be somewhat
inconvenient.

Do these thin, snaky offsets have a good survival rate if separated from
the mother tuber after harvesting or will a large percentage of them
dessicate (when stored in a paper bag)?

Thanks,
Ken Mosher

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2005.10.26 at 23:15:37(13461)
Luckily those of albus are more resistant to desiccation than e.g. those of
krausei. I think you can try it and won't lose much.

Cheerio,
Wilbert

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From: Ronmchatton at aol.com on 2005.10.27 at 05:31:11(13465)
Ken:
For years I removed all of mine and stored them that way with little loss. I find that more of them actually sprout that way than leaving them attached to the parent corm.

Ron McHatton

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2005.10.27 at 09:29:59(13466)
The trick is not to let
them sit on the parent tuber when it is replanted. They must be removed just
prior to planting. That is the best strategy.

Wilbert

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From: bonaventure at optonline.net on 2005.10.27 at 21:24:12(13469)
Ken,
I've found that if these stoloniferous offsets break off easily or accidentally, if stored dry and well wrapped in paper the natural humidity around them will get them through.
Bonaventure

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