[NAFEX] three selections of apios americana
dwoodard at becon.org
Wed Mar 17 19:38:26 EDT 2010
John, I suggest that you think about adding organic material, maybe give
it some leaf mulch.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
John S wrote:
> I am growing a LSU selection obtained from Edible Landscaping about 6
> years ago. So far, no significant problems here is Zone 5 pushing
> towards Zone 6. The first few years, it did not grow much and almost
> died, so I dug it up, potted it and moved to an area that gets less
> direct sun and more steady moisture. The last two years have seen
> healthier more vigorous vines with much larger vine growth last summer.
> With all the discussion going on, I dug it up yesterday to take a look.
> The primary tuber was about 4" x 3" and noticeably larger than last
> year. There was also 1 new tuber, about 1" in diameter. So out of 6
> years of growing it, I now have a second tuber. I divided the new tuber
> from the main one and planted it.
> I'm assuming that eventually the main tuber will get large enough to
> start producing many additional tubers. The selection I have apparently
> produces large tubers but is slow to create new ones. If memory is
> correct, our lowest temp here during the time I have had this has been
> -17. I've also looked for this in the wild in this area, but so far
> have not found it.
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