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Re: [aroid-l] Suran ?

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Suran ?
  • From: The Thaumaturgist asitkghosh@yahoo.com
  • Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 00:44:23 -0700 (PDT)

What is the scientific name of SURAN ?

Asit K. Ghosh
Rockledge, Florida
--- Randy Story <story@caltech.edu> wrote:
> Just a follow-up :
> I did a search on the web and found a mail-order Indian grocery
> that
> delivers by UPS.  In their section "Fresh vegetables" they list
> about 50
> things, including Yam (Suran).  They give a phone number to call
> for fresh
> vegetables, perhaps because things are seasonal.  Wanting to avoid
> a
> possibly difficult phone conversation trying to explain that I need
> the
> whole tuber, I decided instead to send an e-mail describing why I
> wanted to
> grow the plant, etc.  I sent this last Friday and haven't heard
> back--perhaps they thought it was a joke!
> Right after I sent the e-mail I realized that it would be highly
> unlikely
> that they would send produce to California.  We have strict laws
> prohibiting
> the import of produce (also plants) as anyone who has driven into
> the state
> can attest to!  (a private individual can usually get away sending
> a plant
> or tuber without it being confiscated, though...).  So I figure it
> would
> probably be pointless for me personally to pursue the matter. 
> However if
> anyone else is interested in trying, here is the info:
> Patel Brothers: http://www.patelbrothersusa.com/new/
> Click "go shopping" on the left, then under the groceries list
> click on
> "fresh vegetables"
> Their phone number to order fresh vegetables is: 718-539-4646
> I'm curious what the result is, if anyone is interested enough to
> try.
> Randy 

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