Re: Taccarum tubers!!
- Subject: Re: Taccarum tubers!!
- From: "Julius Boos" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 09:58:50 -0500 (CDT)
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From: StroWi <StroWi@t-online.de>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Taccarum tubers!!
Julius Boos schrieb:
> Hi Friends,
> Just a short note on one of the aroid-related 'items' that never ceases to
> enthuse me and lift my presently very sagging and sad spirits at this
> of the year---- it is when my good friend Bobby who lives close by digs
> the tubers of his BIG Taccarum weddellianum
> (They remind me of a big, flat 'kholrabi' ( ? spelling)
you nearly made it ;)
>>It should be "Kohlrabi"
And it has nothing to do with our former chancellor Kohl...
Kohl is a general name for edible Brassicas like cabbage and relatives here
I knew of the 'cabbage' connection---my Dad used to grow them in Trinidad,
and I still have a taste for them and buy them whenever I see them for sale
here in the USA!