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Does anyone in Perth know where I could get some roots of turmeric? The Asian market in Canning Vale didn't have any last time I looked.

Or has anyone seen a plant for sale? They are available in the Eastern states, but too expensive to go down that route.
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aneh says...
Try lucky market or one of the many asian shops in china town northbridge, or the asian shop next to coles in lockridge off beechboro rd. i grew mine from a root from there
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bob says...
You can get the root from subi markets, bought some from there a few weeks ago. I also sprouted a plant from a root last year, then killed it through neglect- I'm sure you'll do better!
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Julie says...
Bob, how did it do over winter? Is it like ginger - needs a very warm spot?
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Julie says...
How did you neglect it? Forgot to water? Left it out in the cold? I'd love to know, so I can avoid the mistakes.
I have read so much lately about how healthy turmeric is, and would like to grow some organically.
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Julie says...
Just bought some turmeric today from Spudshed. I didn't see the price till after - $50kg -yikes! Luckily I didn't buy a lot.
Too cold to plant it yet, though I have a small unheated greenhouse, so how best to store it for the next couple of months?

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Trikus says...
Will store well in sand , or you could plant it now . Time to dig up some more of mine , could have 50 kgs in my 4 sq m bed
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Julie says...
Thanks Trikus. Is that dry sand? I could plant in small pots and keep indoors if that would work.



50kgs? Are you planning to sell it?
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Trikus says...
Moist sand , and yes will be selling some of mine .. postage is such a killer
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Julie says...
Thanks Trikus. Some of the info online is quite contradictory! It doesn't look as fresh as the day I bought it, but hopefully will do OK when I plant it.
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Linton says...
Wondering how long Turmeric takes to form rhizomes and when it should be harvested in Melbourne's climate.

These ones are Mango Ginger, Kunyit Putih, and the great flavour has notes of green mango. It's Curcuma amada and they were planted about 6 months ago. Now it's getting colder so I'm not sure if they should be harvested as soon as they die back or if they can be left in the pots over Winter so they will grow bigger next season. Worried they might rot if left to grow back for a second season. Thank you.
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Trikus says...
Wait for it to die down completely , then harvest some of smaller offsets and replant mother tuber. I have had it left in the ground to resprout in same spot for 3-4 years now .
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Julie says...
Reporting back from last year - no success. I kept the tubers in moistish sand indoors, but they shriveled and died.

Any else had more success over winter?
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JennyT says...
I have just harvested some turmeric I bought at Spudshed. Much of it is whitish, not at all yellow. The plants looked healthy and I waited for the leaves to die back. They were planted in Sept or Oct as I remember. Did I do something wrong, or is it just that it doesn't colour up in our climate?
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Trikus says...
Some of the White turmeric I dug up last week .. Curcuma amada or Mango turmeric
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Brain says...
I have seen a video on youtube that there is a white form of turmeric.

I also grew turmeric for the first time. Mine are orange in the lower parts of the turmeric. I.e. you can see the orange through the skin. and when you break it, you see mostly orange and the wound dries to a faded orange. However, the crown is mostly yellow and some higher parts (closer to the surface) is more yellow than orange. So I can't figure out which colour is mine. But I suspect younger turmeric is orange and the the colour slowly darken to yellow as the rhizome ages.

If you have worked out the colours, please share.

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Trikus says...
yellow , orange & white turmeric
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