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Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia robusta & Colocasia gigantea

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia robusta & Colocasia gigantea
  • From: LMassey628@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 08:00:40 EDT

In a message dated 5/24/2005 2:11:51 AM Eastern Standard Time, pjm@gol.com writes:
Colocasia esculenta (sat-imo in japanese) is the main species grown, usually for the corms, but some cultivars are also used as stem vegetables.

Colocasia gigantea (hasu-imo in Japanese) is only grown as a stem vegetable, with an almost completely non-acrid petiole (can be peeled and then sliced thinly and eaten as a vinegared pickle).

A single clump of C. gigantea here and there is common in home gardens, but there are also many commercial producers with entire fields of the plant, in warmer southern areas.

Both species are summer crops here.

Are either one of these plants known as "Malanga" ?   I picked up some malanga at the grocery store and they have been living happily under a rainspout.
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