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Re: Bargains at the Indian Mart

  • Subject: Re: Bargains at the Indian Mart
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 14:29:01 -0500 (CDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: WEAVER,BILL (HP-USA,ex3) <bill_weaver@hp.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 11:22 PM
Subject: RE: Bargains at the Indian Mart

Good that some are managing to find 'suran' (Amorphophallus) in the Indian
groceries, I am told that it is a seasonal 'thing', only offered at certain
'feast' seasons, so take advantage of their availability while you acn!


>>After reading this yesterday I went down to my local Indian Mart
(Coconut Hill, 554 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, California) and asked for
They had it, but it was in saran wrapped chunks. I asked if they had it
in its natural state. The proprieter took me to the back where she had
a large box filled with 6 to 7 inch tubers. I bought two at $3.49 a pound
and will be planting them this weekend. I'll let you know how they do.

Bill Weaver<<

----- 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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