Re: largish (grapefrut) sized A. peonifolia?
- Subject: Re: largish (grapefrut) sized A. peonifolia?
- From: "Julius Boos" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 09:59:46 -0500 (CDT)
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From: David Ruland <email@example.com>
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Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 9:43 PM
Subject: RE: largish (grapefrut) sized A. peonifolia?
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
>>If the ratalu is the same as what I found with the suran in atlanta it
is some kind of dioscorea yam thing. very attractive vine with purple
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Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 3:34 PM
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Subject: Re: largish (grapefrut) sized A. peonifolia?
Thanks for all the extra research on the part of all the Suranoslueths!
local indian marts had, besides edoes and things that looked like
Xanthosomas, a suran lookalike called "ratalu". Any ideas?