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myoga

Posted by yukkuri_kame 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 5:11

Love this member of the ginger family.

I assume it is propagated by rhizome...

Anybody know of a source? Happy to trade...


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There is a variegated form sold as 'Dancing Crane'. The roots taste the same and sometimes it will revert back to solid green if thats what you want. Winter hardy to zone 7. I left mine at my old house thinking I could just pick some up after the move - now no one carries it! I will buy it as soon as I find some.


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Hi there, you don't mention where you live, but in many Asian supermarkets (Chinese/Japanese) they sometimes sell fresh myoga rhizomes in addition to the flower buds. If you can't find another source, you could try planting this and see how it turns out.


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Recently moved to Los Angeles. Plenty of Japanese and Korean markets. I've seen the flowers, but not the rhizome.


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Yes, the stems are much harder to find than the flowers, but I think that I have occasionally seen them. The young shoots (myoga take) are eaten as well and sometimes these come attached to a piece of rhizome. If you're in LA, you might find it if you keep checking around. There is a giant Japanese supermarket in Gardena called Marukai (my favourite!) and it is also quite close to a large Mitsuwa. You can check with the staff as well to ask about it. Good luck, and let us know if you find it!


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Yes, Marukai is great.

Nijiya Market, though smaller has shops all around socal, and has organic produce. I've grown Japanese sweet potato off their shelves.


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I bought mioga rhizome from here:
https://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/store/product-info.php?pid965.html


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Thank you macaronicat! Just ordered mine...


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Got my 3 myoga starts from Nichols Garden Nursery, along with some Yacon and Sweetgrass which were on my list.

Any planting suggestions?


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I have growing the variegated 'dancing crane' and the plain green form. BTW, 'dancing crane' is still carried by Plant Delights in Raleigh, at least it was last year when I was down there. I have read that the flowers and young stems are eaten but I am wondering if the rhizomes could be used in place of real ginger. Does anyone know?


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I think the flavor is a tiny bit different. Most people like the pickled myoga served with sushi. Regular ginger root has its own special heat spiciness that I don't taste in any other ginger.


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The best way to cook myoga is myoga tempura. My mother used to make tempura when I was in Japan. I don't know how to describe, but it's very delicious and very flavorful. One of my most favorite food. I also love to use as a garnish for cold soba or somen noodles. I just received three rhizomes from mail order couple of days ago, and already budding! I am very excited!!!!!


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Not sure if my myoga overwintered OK or not. Will find out in a few weeks.


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