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Re: Amorphophallus konjac size

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus konjac size
  • From: Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 17:48:10 -0500

Hi Steve. My biggest konjac tuber ever was 23 pounds, but I grow them in 
pots, not in the ground.

-Ken Mosher

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?
> Steve Lucas
> www.ExoticRainforest
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