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Tropical Zone Gardening: Roots? Tubers??... Raw, Cooked????

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Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

February 3, 2010
11:47 AM

Post #7525017

The little light bulb just went off over my head--- Roots are functional, carrot, salsify. Tubers just sit there being storage, and therefore have a natural insecticide/fungicide built in. ?? So a tuber should be cooked...?

A root such as our carrots are very domesticated to be big enough to eat. Is there wild salsify, beet, rutabaga?

Yams, sweet potatoes, are tubers? The photo is of a tuber, root?? It was in the grocery, trying to sprout. I thimmk Taro.

O boy!

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Keaau, HI

February 3, 2010
7:58 PM

Post #7526339

Yams & Sweet Potatoes are tubers.

Taro is a corm!
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

February 3, 2010
10:09 PM

Post #7526747

Oh, Ah! A corm, Thanks!

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