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Well, at least I am on the right topic now. !potatoes!, I would love to discuss acquiring those yacon tubers to plant in Alabama, which you pm'ed me about. Because I am not allowed to pm you back as a new forum member, could you pm some contact information to me ?!potatoes! wrote:that's three, bill.
I'm just about to declare that this isn't the right place for oca. grown it for three or four years, but yield is pretty unimpressive, even when i go to great lengths for both season extension and to convince the plants to start tuberizing early. maybe other varieties than what i have would do better here? i've got a pink variety, the only one i've found available...
mashua, i got some of the ken aslett day-neutral kind a few years ago and they crashed and burned in the summer heat, even though i was at some elevation at the time, on the north side of a mountain...will probably try again at some point.
never found a source for ulluco...UNTIL NOW...
but I'm probably the biggest yacon grower in this region this year - had 260+ plants in the ground, i'll probably be harvesting tons when it's all through. $4/lb sounds nice, jeff, but I'm pretty happy with $2.25/lb, selling wholesale to groceries and restaurants. don't wanna sell 'em one at a time! will undoubtedly be moving into the value-added realm this year too...dehydrated yacon chips and syrup - there's a huge market for the syrup.
i do love those roots & tubers.