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From: ju-bo at msn.com (Julius Boos) on 2007.09.03 at 10:38:39(16205)
From: mossytrail at hctc.com (mossytrail) on 2007.09.03 at 19:52:39(16208)
> I don`t have enough information on this aspect. I do
> believe that all/most aroids might be edible with enough
> cooking.

From: criswick at spiceisle.com (criswick) on 2007.09.04 at 15:02:14(16211)
Dear Julius,

Perhaps you may remember meeting me a couple of times at Monroe
Birdsey's place. I live in Grenada and brought things for him and we used
to exchange.

From: ju-bo at msn.com (Julius Boos) on 2007.09.04 at 23:27:18(16212)
From: gcyao at mydestiny.net (George Yao) on 2007.09.05 at 13:39:36(16215)
Hello everyone,

Could it be the Tanier Spinach? Here is a link for reference:

I tried ordering once and, unlucky for me, the tuber/rhizome just
rotted after I planted it.

One time when I learned that an acquaintance once stay in Surinam, I
asked about it and was told that it tasted quite good.

George Yao

From: criswick at spiceisle.com (criswick) on 2007.09.05 at 14:08:48(16216)
Dear Julius,

Yes, X. acutum does seem to be the most likely, especially as you
saw it being cultivated in the Guianas. Of course, "spinach" is just a
generic name referring to any dark green leafy vegetable, like "bhagi", and
could be applied to callaloo (Colocasia esculentum) as well. It is often
applied to the leafy vine Basella alba, too

I look forward to hearing what Miami brings !


From: criswick at spiceisle.com (criswick) on 2007.09.05 at 21:03:13(16220)
Dear George,

Thank you very much indeed for putting me on to this wonderful firm
in Suriname. I have already written to them. I feel sure that this must be
the plant I'm looking for, and Julius did suggest that it might be X.
brasiliense. However there seem to be a number of similar plants!

John Criswick.

From: gcyao at mydestiny.net (George Yao) on 2007.09.06 at 15:35:57(16228)

If you acquire any from this source and it survives, be sure to let
me know, and I will surely try again.

George Yao

From: criswick at spiceisle.com (criswick) on 2007.09.07 at 12:10:10(16235)
I have written to them and they promptly replied. Unfortunately I doubt
that I would get permission to import rhizomes of a family constituting
important food crops in this region, as there are nasty viruses in

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