Do you this tuber'koorka' or Chinese potato

lalitharMarch 12, 2012

This is a small tuber eaten in s.india and Sri Lanka. I have heard it called Koorka in Malayalam or Siri kizhngu in Tamil. Chinese potato seems to be commonly used but I am not sure if Chinese actually eat it.Wikipedia calls it a kind of coleus with edible tubers

It looks kind of small and dark and the skin is tough to clean.

koorka or Chinese potato

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hp_MA6b

Never heard or saw this plant.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 3:39PM
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new_grdnr(z9 CA)

hi Lalitha, i love this vegetable but have not seen it in the US. please let me know if you are aware of any sources to purchase this plant or if you are willing to share some koorka corm with me. Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 11:27AM
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lalithar

I have never found a seed source for this. I did find frozen Chinese potato that is imported from Kerala.

So still hunting..

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 4:13PM
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new_grdnr(z9 CA)

I have also purchased the frozen 'cooked chinese potato' in Indian stores, which is not edible for planting. please do let me know if you find a source to purchase for planting purposes. good to know another person in search for the same veggie. thanks.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 7:41PM
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jolj(7b/8a)

I emailed onegreenworld.com, to see if they had any.
They have many plant not found in smaller Nurseries.
I though they had it, but I was thinking of the cinnamon vine. They have not replied yet on if they have added
Chinese Potatoes to the Nursery.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 12:43PM
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mikana

Just bought this from plant sale. They said this is chinese potato and grows as a vine This is the first time I am growing this.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 7:56PM
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jctsai8b(8B)

Where did you buy it? what growing zone are you in?

http://papanasini.blogspot.com/2012/01/chinese-potato-koorka-kizhangu.html

not much information in the internet

Thanks

This post was edited by JCTsai on Sat, May 17, 14 at 6:12

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 5:48AM
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