Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta
A large tuber, sometimes reaching up to 3-4 kg. Taro a staple crops of the Pacific. The delicious tuber can substitute potato in almost any dish. Its heart-shaped leaves make for an attractive ornamental plant that grows well in both shade and sun. Prefers moist soil.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Perennial Vegetables (#PerennialVegetables)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)
Preferred Soil Type
Poor Drainage (Clay)
July, August, September
Customer Comments on Taro Pacific
To keep your rootstock through the Winter, in May re-plant into Styrene Boxes with plenty of mulch, plant out again in Sept into position. They will be months more advanced for cropping and have minimul losses. Leaves for Lu are also available all year. | Jim Beaton - Childers, QLD 31-Dec-2005
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