Tarro - Eleph. Ears great Deal

kaye620(z8bGA)September 17, 2005

I'm so excited! I went to a large Korean farmers market yesterday while visiting Atlanta. I bought a bag of 21 small tarros for $0.90! I paid a dollar each for the ones I bought at a retail garden center this spring. I'm not sure if they will look the same, but for 90 cents it doesn't hurt to give it a try. I also bought another "tuber-ish" item, malanga lila. I think it may be related to tarro. I'll just half to wait and see.

There were tons of other items I would have loved to bought just to see what would come up. However, my husband was with me and thinks I'm crazy enough as it is. :)

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bruggirl100(z9 FL)

Great deal! I was gonna say I'd send you some, but I don't think you need them now. The oriental taro has different leaves, but it's very pretty. I have both kinds. If you look up malanga on Google, you'll see how it looks. They are both edible.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2005 at 6:36PM
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Is there an outlet there that ships taro bulbs. They are not available in Central Illinois. Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2005 at 12:15PM
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The place where I bought them was like a large grocery store. So, I don't think they would ship them out. Kaysbelle, I think I saw a web sight that does ship out asian and latin foods. Do a search and see what comes up. From my understanding most ethnic markets have taro. If you live in or near a large town you should be able to find some.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2005 at 10:26PM
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gardenpaws_VA(z7 NoVA)

You can also find taro or its first cousin in many markets serving a Hispanic population. Once you have seen them, just go on visuals, not the names.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 10:19PM
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undercover_owl(8 Pac.NW)

Kaye620, I'd say that was a good deal!

I was at the local Fred Meyer this afternoon, and I cleaned up their clearance plants! I got a lot of amazing clearance deals, but among the clearance deals I did NOT buy were the "elephant ear" plants for $1 each.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2005 at 1:11AM
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Think we can put the tarro roots in the ground now?

    Bookmark   October 12, 2005 at 12:16PM
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cherylk(Z5-Cent IL)


You mean taro isn't available in Central Illinois? I got mine at Meijers last year.


    Bookmark   October 25, 2005 at 12:41PM
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