A close up of the stem, showing the similarity to celery.
The stems of Tahitian spinach are a great addition to stirfrys and will marinate beautifully soaking up lots of flavour.
This particular taro was developed for its yield of edible leaves and stems rather than its roots. The leaves and leaf stems are eaten as a cooked, green vegetable; the stems are widely used as a celery substitute in tropical areas. They provide protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and vitamins A, B, and C. The leaves can be harvested all year round.Taro should never be eaten raw.Weed Warning: Tahitian Spinach is prone to producing heaps of small bulbils that, if disturbed, can spread rapidly. It tends to be hard to clear out of an area because of the sheer numbers of these small bulbils. So it is best planted off in a corner, where it can be left undisturbed.
Other Names: Tahitian Spinach, Taro, Cocoyam, Celery Stem Taro
When will it be in Stock?
We previously had the most to buy in Dec and Nov. They are unlikely to be available in Jun and Jul. Remember to click above to get notified when it is available once more.
Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Subtropical
Grown From Cutting
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA