[permaculture] when to harvest bamboo
diebrand at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 15 16:35:24 EDT 2010
> Which bamboo varieties produce edible culms?
My bamboo book lists the following as being edible (the shoots not the culms):
phyllostachys nigra ‘Boryana’
Another source also recommends phyllostachys heterocycla, phyllostachys praecox, phyllostachys iridescens.
I have a small phyllostachys that is edible. I think it is phyllostachys aurea. The nodes at the lower part are compressed and form a somewhat thicker and tapered base, which makes the culms useless for most other purposes. The voles love the shoots too.
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