[Market-farming] Pie Pumpkins and "yams"

BarbaraJ jbmckillip at mesanetworks.net
Wed Nov 4 09:54:31 EST 2009


You need to make sure the link has the last parenthesis, but wow! those are 
some serious vegetables!  Huge.  Now I understand the difference completely.
Barb
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Shoemaker" <wshoemak at illinois.edu>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Pie Pumpkins and "yams"


> Here's a link with a picture of the crop.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_(vegetable)
>
>>When I took International Food Crops as an undergrad, we discussed the 
>>difference between sweet potatoes and yams. In the case of yams, when they 
>>are grown in Africa, their native land, they grow up to 5' long and often 
>>weigh 50-80 lb. Are you sure that's what you saw?
>>
>>Bill
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