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Re: Bargains at the Indian Mart

  • Subject: Re: Bargains at the Indian Mart
  • From: magrysbo@shu.edu
  • Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:37:50 -0500 (CDT)

Yes, thanks Julius. It was you I think that made up the table with the
aroid common, scientific, and local names as well as country where they are
eaten. This inspired me to go looking when I was informed of the local
Indian shopping area not too far from me. Perhaps other members in areas
other than Miami, NYC, or suburban New Jersey can locate some and write
about it.
After seeing the web site forwarded by Brian I'm hoping these things will
grow like that. I was really blown away by some of the pics. The expense of
my first small paeonifolius from a nursery led me to coddle it too much and
probably contributed to its steady growth  --   in reverse. Sorry Mr. A.,
but these priced tubers may allow me more ease in purchasing and providing
some benign neglect!

"Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>@mobot.org on 08/22/2001 08:52:51 PM

Please respond to aroid-l@mobot.org

Sent by:  aroid-l@mobot.org

To:   Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>

Subject:  Re: Bargains at the Indian Mart

----- Original Message -----
From: Don Martinson <llmen@execpc.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: Bargains at the Indian Mart

>Dear fellow aroiders,
>I went on a search for "suran" at Indian groceries in Edison, NJ and found
>it, for $2.99 a pound. That translates to one 5 lb. tuber of Amorphophalus
>paeonifolius and one 3 lb. for about $24

>>Obviously, someone imports these on a commercial basis.  I wonder if
there aren't others (myself included) that would like to be able to
obtain these "super-sized" Amorph's.<<

I posted on this some time ago, advising that it was a fantastic bargain.
I sometimes find  them at an Indian Grocery here in WPB, Florida, the shop
keeper told me that they are imported fresh from Jamaica where they are in
cultivation.   They probably come out of the commercial importers of
tropical produce in Miami, the smae one that supply the Xanthosomas,
Colocasias, Dioscorias, and MANY other vars. of all sorts of Tropical
produce we now find in ethnic shops all over the USA.

Julius Boos

Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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