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Advice for Lotus in Minnesota

Posted by FlameEverlasting MN 3 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 18:42

I'd like to start some lotus for eating, and am totally clueless.
Should I start from seed or try and track down the tubers? So many of the seeds I've seen online look very sketchy, any recommended sellers? Any sellers within the state?

What's a good variety for Minnesota?

And if I'm growing them for eating, would I be better off putting them in containers, or in my natural pond (approximately 40'x20'x5')?

And lastly, what miscellaneous wisdom do you have to share, O Lotus Grower?

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RE: Advice for Lotus in Minnesota

The Asian lotus species are not winter hardy in Minnesota. There is a native MN species, Nelumbo lutea, but I am not sure how palatable it might be, or if it is even edible(?).

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