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Re: Amorphophallus konjac size

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus konjac size
  • From: "Tom Randall (KB2SMS)" <tommy2005@hvc.rr.com>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 08:32:13 -0500

Well I have a 4 pounder (6" across) at the start of last spring that by fall became 11 1/2" across and 13 pounds. So scientifically speaking that should be proof!

Here's a photo of her after digging out and cleaning:

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On Mar 5, 2010, at 7:19 PM, ExoticRainforest wrote:

Wilbert, a question for you but anyone is welcome to chime in.

I have at least 40 Amorphophallus konjac in my yard in NW Arkansas (zone 6B) that never come out of the ground. I make zero claim to any expertise in these species but I have been reading about them and ran across some information I find "interesting". We have dug up the tubers from time to time in order to transplant or give them them away but I've never seen any that are huge. The largest is likely 15cm (6 inches) across, yet I read posts on some of the garden sites from people that talk about 7 to 9 kilo (15 to 20 pound) tubers growing in fairly cold zones. Is this scientifically possible?

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