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TAHITIAN SPINACH

Tahitian spinach Colocasia esculentaBy Wildfeuer GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY 2.5 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta
Description

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
ImagePriceAvail.PropagationSizeBuy Options
$9.90 12 Cutting Medium

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Subtropical
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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?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

 

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Tahitian Spinach (Cutting) 9/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 428 days 21hrs

Planted: 2005

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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