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ARROWROOT

Arrowroot plantsBotanical Name: Canna edulis
Description

An edible canna in similar in apperance to its close relative the ornamental Cannas. Another of the Ancient Inca food crops, it was one of the first plants to have been domesticated in the Andean region. A popular crop in the market place in Peru and Ecuador. The large round red rhizomes can be eaten raw, cooked as you would a potato or used as a flour and thickening agent. Excellent carbohydrate, the starch is easily digested and is a promising food source. The young shoots can also be eaten as a green vegetable. The plant is easy to plant, to grow and to harvest. While the tubers multiply prolifically in deep rich friable soil, they are the most hardy of all the tuber crops and grows well in soils where most other tubers will not grow. Has few problems with pests and diseases. Can be harvested after 6 months. Will tolerate heat and light frosts.

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$12.90 15 Rhizome Medium

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

 

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Global Warming : Will survive the +40 degree summer days . | Rolf - Bankstown 2200, NSW 05-Jan-2006

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Edible fence screener/hedge and mulch for suburban gardens. | Rolf - Bankstown Sydney, NSW 17-Jan-2006

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Recipe : Serve cooked arrowroot then pour over some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then sprinkle grey sea salt. | Rolf - Bankstown Sydney, NSW 17-Jan-2006

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They are mostly grown in the caribbean but the best are in S.V.G | Maka John - St.vincent And The Grenadines, S.V.G 08-Oct-2007

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Chickens eat the green leaves. | Gail - Wyoming, NSW 08-Jan-2009

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Slice across thinly and deep fry - you'll get arrowroot chips, much like potato chips. | Xiu Li - Beijing , CHINA 18-Aug-2009

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Grows faster than regular canna. Good for planting next to chicken yard for shade. | Louis Kinstler - Wee Waa , NSW 12-Feb-2011

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Grows really fast in warm areas. Very promising food for the future! | Elle - Bundaberg, QLD 06-Jul-2011

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Slash & shred the leaves every 6 months for great mulch | Michelle Law - Ballina , NSW 21-Mar-2013

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Started indoors - grows like a weed. I love it. | Meagan Mcaleese - Canada, 07-Apr-2013

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Attractive plant, have roasted the arrowroot, my chooks & turkey's love eating the leaves | Kevin Jenkins - Cooktown, QLD 27-May-2016
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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 2955 days 23hrs

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excellnet space filler. Good mulch from the tops. easy to divide and spread about.

Starchy roots as pig food or for ethanol production


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Graibeard's Edible Fruits
Update: 2956 days 23hrs

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Almost embarrassing in abundance. Extremely successful, with leaf growth to over 2.1 metres, individual tubers the size of a fist. They were given plenty of water in the sandy soil here

Height 2.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

When I Fertilise: Never


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Arrowroot (Seedling)

Peap330's Edible Fruits
Update: 2959 days 17hrs

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going fine and spreading,(doubled in a year), has'nt coped the frost where it is.

Planted: 2008

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Arrowroot 10/10

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2093 days 6hrs

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Looks lovely, survives periods without watering very well, grows fast, propogates very easily, and the tubers actually taste good. Used for screening.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 15

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None


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Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 2496 days 15hrs

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This plant can be eaten fresh or cooked, has a delicately sweet taste with a crisp texture. A second stalk has shooted up with bright red flowers. Very pretty.


Planted a tuber in the ground in April 2010.


Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Pollination: No


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Kittykate's Edible Fruits
Update: 2958 days 4hrs

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still inpot, but will plant very soon. doing GREAT

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 986 days 2hrs

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next to taro and multipling

Planted: 2009

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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DavidB says... [2657 days 19hrs ago]
This is a new plant purchased this year and is still in the pot. Healthy.

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Arrowroot (Seedling)

Mgoul131's Edible Fruits
Update: 366 days 5hrs

Comments: -

prolific grower

Fruiting Months June and July

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Arrowroot (Seedling) 9/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2578 days 19hrs

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Looks like a canna lilly but apparently the root is the source of that cooking powder and flavour. I look forward to seeing what sort of flowers it has.

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Organic Status:Organic


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Speedy's Edible Fruits
Update: 1851 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Achira.
Canna edulis 
the more common red skinned strain

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No


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