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  Re: largish (grapefrut) sized A. peonifolia?
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.04.26 at 14:59:46(8644)
Ah Ha!!! This has 'tickled' my memory! Ratalu is a purpel-fleshed
species of Dioscorea, Scott Hyndman (our IAS President) and Petra bought
some tubers while we toured a Vietnamese market just a couple months ago.
My Indian grocery also had some for sale, as did a W.I. grocery nearby. It
is also sold in cans at the Indian store. It is a delectable starch,
though the color of the peeled/cooked vegetable is quite startling, a rich
dark purple-lilac! When grown as a plant it becomes a vine w/ cordate


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