Re: Xanthosoma sagittifolia
>Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 18:21:19 -0600 (CST)
>From: Denis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Xanthosoma sagittifolia
>Here in Miami-Dade County Florida where there are a lot of Carribean
>immigrants settled, Xanthosoma sagittifolia is a staple found in most of
>the local grocery stores.
>To some degree it is a very ethnic starch source not unlike potato.
>Julius Boos is the expert on the use of these Xanthosoma Rhizomes as a
>food source. He grew up in Trinadad and several times has prepared
>dishes for allof us to taste at our South Florida Aroid meetings. Very
>tasty. However, you are probably not interested in their culinary
>attributes, you just want rhizome so you can grow the little buggers. If
>you send an address I will get a few next time I go to the store and
>send them off in a box on UPS.
>Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
>> I have been told that Xanthosoma sagittifolia grows like a
>> weed in some areas and there may be folks here on the list more
>> than happy to give some away. So I figure it can't hurt to ask.
>> Anyone have some of this giant they are will to share? Thank
>> y'all for your help (and patience with me.)
>> Eric, (southeast Texas, zone 8b)
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