RE: red colo
- To: lindsey
- Subject: RE: red colo
- From: "Julius Boos" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 08:44:16 -0500
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Lester Kallus
Sent: Monday, June 02, 1997 9:55 PM
To: Julius Boos
Subject: Re: red colo
I live here on Long Island too (Stony Brook, exit 62). Xanthasoma and
Colocasias priced for eating would be perfect. I'd love to head there and
try sprouting these myself. (Yes, I might snack on a couple others)
Besides being great having the plants, it would reinforce the fact that
stocking these types of items is profitable. Perhaps this would stimulate
more shops in the area to carry these. So where's this West Indian fruit
At 09:54 AM 6/1/97 -0500, you wrote:
>It is Friday afternoon and 90 miles to home and the sign on the Long Island
>Expressway says long delays so I get off and take the local streets and wind
>up thirsty and near a large fruit stand that says West Indian food and get
>something to drink and pass by the vegetable area and notice some tubers that
>I purchase because I have been lurking here and remember that somebody might
>kindly advise me as to how to grow these two types of aroid called "Eddoes
>and "Red Colo". Thanks in advance and good growing.
> Mark Mazer Gaylordsville CT. USA Zone 5<<
As a quick guide and based on what we see here in Florida, you may find the
following-- (1)"eddoes"---Colocasia esculenta var. "antiquorum". Easy to grow.
(2)"White coco" or "yautia blanca"---Xanthosoma sagittifolia. Easy to
grow, it`s become a weed in Florida. (3) "Red coco"---X. "violacium"---Easy
to grow. (4) "Yautia amarilla" (yellow tannia ?) Xanthosima atrovirens
(according to D. Bown.)---Easy to grow. (5) "Dasheen" or "Taro root" or
"yautia cabaeza" or "Yautia islenia"---You may find several varieties of this.
All are delicious, but the "wet" growing varieties can be tricky to grow.
I`ll be gone for a week, but if you like will send you recipies on the above
when I return. Let me know. We should also start publishing them in the
Aroid Society Newsletter in the next issue or so; this is added incentive for
any lurkers out there to join our great society!!
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