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Where can I find yacon tubers in LA?

Posted by dicot Torrance (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 11, 12 at 22:58

As I've been told in GW veggies, the yacon tubers need the crown as well to sprout, like dahlias. I'm interested in tracking down these low-starch semi-taters and trying a crop this season. Any leads? I'm willing to do trades too, I have watsonia and some other bulbs, a variety of seeds, and I'm just germinating some squash and tomatoes now.

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RE: Where can I find yacon tubers in LA?

Guess I'll check around farmer's markets, bodegas and botanicos here in the South Bay.

RE: Where can I find yacon tubers in LA?

2 years ago I grew yacon from a gifted crown. it takes up a lot of space if it is happy, almost becoming a weed. I had more crowns than I could get rid of! In my community garden, people are always putting it in the waste pile, if I see some I will give you a heads up.
You may be able to get the tubers to sprout, if you find fresh ones. I had plants coming up in the same spot the next year, and I know I removed all the crown, so it must have been from buried tubers.

RE: Where can I find yacon tubers in LA?

This is on my list to acquire. Got some things to trade if you have it. Or let me know if you find a source around L.A.

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