[NAFEX] three selections of apios americana
joe_r_richardson at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 17 20:49:50 EDT 2010
My Nutty groundnut survived -27 with about 12" snow cover last winter.
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 07:54:15 -0500
From: qazingulaza at gmail.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] three selections of apios americana
Anyone have anecdotal evidence that the Louisiana cultivars are hardy to the Upper Midwest. I'm seeing -20 in the descriptor below which wouldn't make it where I'm living.
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Nutty Groundnut — Apios americana 'Nutty'
Largest Tuber Variety-Massive Potato SizedOriginally bred in Louisiana this selection is tops in tuber size. Nuts average 3 to 5 inches in diameter and have a very smooth light skin. Vines can grow up to 50 ft. or more in a single season so trellising would be of benefit. In our greenhouse vines in July were putting on 1 ft. of growth per day. Possibly a good commercial selection and will probably end up in your local supermarket someday soon. Completely hardy and productive in southern Michigan. Available again starting in the fall of 2010.
Hardiness -20 °F.
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