Vigna caracalla: Propagating? (Tuber) Eating?

ralpharnold2May 14, 2009

Greetings! I've ordered some plants of this species from

Michigan Bulb Co and want to quickly propagate parts of them.

Has anyone had any luck with root cuttings?

Since it forms a tuber and it's flowers are edible, please share any eating experiences.

((A perfect world would be

that its tubers are as delicious as Wild Mung Bean,

Vigna vexillata))

Thank you,


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You will be waiting quite a while for the tuber to develop, especially if you aren't in a frost free zone. It can be propagated from cuttings but they aren't the easiest to root. I didn't realize the tuber was edible but had heard that possibly the flowers were. I grow it because it's beautiful and has a great fragrance. Never considered eating it.

Have you ordered from Michigan Bulb before?

Here is a link that might be useful: Michigan Bulb Co.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 4:01PM
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