[Market-farming] Ginger, Alternatives for Planting

David Paysnick davepays at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 18:04:03 EST 2013


Rivka,
Was the organic ginger you purchased last year from Hawaii?


On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Wiediger, Alison <
alison.wiediger at hart.kyschools.us> wrote:

>  Richard,****
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> From what I understand, the ginger in the grocery MAY be treated (hot
> water maybe? can’t remember) to inhibit sprouting so it has better shelf
> life for the consumer.  So, it makes sense to do as you suggest, to pick
> out hands that already have growing points initiated.  In the event of a
> shortage, we all have to consider other options.  At the end of the season,
> it will be interesting to share our observations.****
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> Alison Wiediger****
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> *From:* market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:
> market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] *On Behalf Of *Richard Moyer
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 05, 2013 9:10 AM
> *To:* market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Market-farming] Ginger, Alternatives for Planting****
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> East Branch was out last year (never been a customer, though have placed
> orders).****
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> So I picked out the best looking roots in the local grocery (nonorganic),
> in late April and early May.  Brought them inside on cooler nights.  ****
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> Can't compare to East Branch seedstock, but we did grow and sell and the
> ginger from our high tunnel, about 50 row ft.****
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> And yes, a few of the original roots still look good, though I don't plan
> to use them.****
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> My hesitation with ordering a case is that at least half of what I saw in
> the grocery last year did not have active green, potentially growing tips.
>  So I preferred picking the best from what was in the produce bin.****
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> Maybe organic ginger in the grocery is all more viable?  Any ideas?****
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> Thanks,****
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> Richard****
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David Paysnick
Rainbow Harvest Farms
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