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Re: [aroid-l] tubers vs. bulbs vs. corms

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] tubers vs. bulbs vs. corms
  • From: Robb Smith resmith@saltspring.com
  • Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 10:55:34 -0700

The corms of a number of gladioli are edible.  I have a species named Gladiolus
edulis, in fact.  The roasted corms are supposed to taste like chestnuts.
Gladiolus spicatus corms are also edible.

Robb Smith

Patricia Frank wrote:

> Ginger
> >From: Lester Kallus <lkallus@earthlink.net>
> >Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> >To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> >Subject: Re: [aroid-l]  tubers vs. bulbs vs. corms
> >Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 12:16:17 -0400 (GMT)
> >
> >We all know onions so there's the great example of bulbs and we all know
> >potatos so we know tubers.  I grow Canna so understand rhizomes but have
> >never thought of an edible example of thizomes.  More importantly, though,
> >is there an edible corm?
> >
> >         Les Kallus
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