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A. konjac, multiple buds no longer.

  • Subject: A. konjac, multiple buds no longer.
  • From: ". ." <iamwhatiam52@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 22:40:11 -0500 (CDT)

Thanks to all for your responses.
Now, here's the plan..........
Since I have a bushel and a peck of small konjacs, I would like to try to 
maintain this one as a single huge tuba. I am cutting off all but one of the 
buds.  It kills me to do this since some of them are bigger than the 
original tuber I bought from PDN seven or eight years ago.  As someone 
suggested, A. konjac may not "like" being big and may decide to go forth and 
multiply, but I'm going to try it.
I will report back this fall on what happens.

From: "Ronald h Kessler" <ronlene@worldnet.att.net>
Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Subject: Re: Re: Amorphophallus konjac, multiple buds
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:38:05 -0500 (CDT)

Has anyone tried, just snap off all of the secondary buds and let the
primary one continue to grow??
----- Original Message -----
From: <mburack@mindspring.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Amorphophallus konjac, multiple buds

 > Regardless of what you do ("letting the buds grow or not") more than
likely it will divide heavily and you will not have the "single" large one
at the end of the season.
 > I have found konjac to be very different from other common amorphs...
Plants like paeoniifolius and bulbifer seem to like staying "big". (once
they get there) Konjac in my experience always seems to get to a point where
it just divides off into infinity after a while.
 > On Thu, 25 Apr 2002 22:26:47 -0500 (CDT)Message-Id:
<F70uot0OUIHNkjgJKVA00004621@hotmail.com> ". ." <iamwhatiam52@hotmail.com>
 > Taylor,
 > After watching this tuber for a few more weeks, there are DEFINITELY four
 > large and three small buds, all sprouting vigorously.  No "dominant" bud.
 > Has anyone had experience with this?    Does anyone know if allowing
 > buds to grow will result in my prized Goliath tuber splitting into
 > little Davids?
 > Mitch
 > From: Taylor Hyndman <thyndman@earthlink.net>
 > Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
 > To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
 > Subject: Re: Amorphophallus konjac,  multiple buds
 > Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 15:18:40 -0500 (CDT)
 > Mitch,
 > they are tubers...
 > There is a dominant bud that normally keeps the others  from growing!  I
 > don't think you would have multiple shoots (leafs) on one tuber!!  you
 > should have just the one big tuber!1  But who knows it will take its own
 > course!
 > Hope this would help and have fun growing
 > Taylor Hyndman
 > on 4/15/02 11:00 AM, . . at iamwhatiam52@hotmail.com wrote:
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >
 >  > I have a thirty pound A. konjac bulb (tuber?  corm?) whose flowering
 > was
 >  > damaged.  It now has half a dozen growing tips emerging.  I am
 >  > that if they are all allowed to grow, I will end up with many smaller
 > bulbs
 >  > instead of one huge one.   Would cutting out all but one bud prevent
 > this?
 >  > Any experts out there have some advice for me?
 >  > Mitch Alvo

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