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  [Aroid-l] Dormancy issues with Amorph's
From: ken at spatulacity.com (Ken Mosher) on 2007.08.03 at 23:07:42(16071)
Hi Clive,

I deflower my Am. konjacs every spring - lending credence to the old
saying, "In Spring a young man's fancy turns to love." And I'm sure that
Lord P would heartily endorse the deflowering of Amorphophalli at every
opportunity; but of course he's a Dutchman, which explains a lot ;)

More to the matter at hand, I understand exactly what you're going
through. I encounter the same inconvenience here in the Northeast USA
even *with* my greenhouse. I have not found, in my own personal
experience, that cutting off the developing inflorescence of a konjac
makes it break dormancy any earlier than if I had let it flower.

I await the experiences of others to confirm or refute.


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