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Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid recipes/edibility


I have written to them and they promptly replied.  Unfortunately I doubt
that I would get permission to import rhizomes of a family constituting
important food crops in this region, as there are nasty viruses in
Xanthosomas.

Julius, even though the species they have is incorrectly labelled, it would
appear to be a Xanthosoma with edible young leaves, and therefore might be
what I am looking for. I'm more interested in eating it than identifying it,
I'm ashamed to admit!

John.

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
On Behalf Of George Yao
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 11:36 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid recipes/edibility

John,

If you acquire any from this source and it survives, be sure to let 
me know, and I will surely try again.

George Yao
Metro-Manila

At 9/6/2007 05:03 AM, you wrote:

>Dear George,
>
>         Thank you very much indeed for putting me on to this wonderful
firm
>in Suriname. I have already written to them. I feel sure that this must be
>the plant I'm looking for, and Julius did suggest that it might be X.
>brasiliense.  However there seem to be a number of similar plants!
>
>John Criswick.
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
[mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
>On Behalf Of George Yao
>Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 9:40 AM
>To: Discussion of aroids
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid recipes/edibility
>
>Hello everyone,
>
>Could it be the Tanier Spinach? Here is a link for reference:
>http://www.tropilab.com/tanierspinach.html
>
>I tried ordering once and, unlucky for me, the tuber/rhizome just
>rotted after I planted it.
>
>One time when I learned that an acquaintance once stay in Surinam, I
>asked about it and was told that it tasted quite good.
>
>George Yao
>Metro-Manila
>
>At 9/4/2007 11:02 PM, you wrote:
>
> >Dear Julius,
>
>  >>>
>
> >         Anyway, my reason for writing is that in Guyana we used to eat
an
> >aroid called "spinach".  It was smallish, with dark green sagittate
leaves
> >about 6 inches long and was cultivated on dry ground as far as I know,
and
> >had a very delicious flavour.  As I remember it, thorough cooking was
> >necessary to avoid it "scratching" your mouth. It was regularly sold in
the
> >market.  I have seen it in Barbados, but attempts to grow it in Grenada
>have
> >not been successful.  Do you recognize this plant from my description,
and
> >is it grown in Trinidad?
> >
> >         Yours sincerely,
> >                                                 John Criswick.
>
>
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