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Re: Malanga blanca

  • Subject: Re: Malanga blanca
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 21:45:30 -0500 (CDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: Eduardo Goncalves <edggon@hotmail.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 1:09 AM
Subject: Re: Malanga blanca

Dear Eduardo,

Wish I could come down and visit, I`d help you choose the mature ones for
'our pot'!
Had a meal of 'calaloo' and crab bought at a local Trinidadian Resturant
here in W.P.B. today, made with REAL Colocasia leaves, (THIS is my 'link' to
Aroid-l!) but American marine 'blue' crabs were substituted for the land
crabs we would generally cook with the leaves and okra.   Still, it was
Be well, and do NOT eat ALL your growing scientific specimens!




    If I eat my Xanthosoma collection someday, I will put the blame on your



>Dear Barbara,
>This is Xanthosoma sagittifolia, it grows wild as an 'escapee' all over S.
>Florida.   Plant the rhizome at an (45 deg. ? ) angle, the tip about an
>below the soil surface in a well drained pot, keep it moist, fert., and
>stand back!    It can grow to over 6 ft. tall!   Good luck!    You could
>also just put some cooking oil on your hands, peel, and use in split-pea
>soup, as you would potatoes! ( :--)>
> >>Dear Aroiders,
>  Awhile back, people were talking about vegetables found in Indian and
>Cuban markets that could be planted and made into beautiful plants.
>I found malanga blanca. Now,after looking at it carefully, I don't know
>exactly how to treat it for planting. Should it be covered,semi-covered,
>lenghthwise or horizontal? Now it is a long, thin 4" tuber. Before I
>kill it or rot it, please send advice.<<

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