[permaculture] Looking for arracacha, maca & melloco sources

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Thu Mar 27 16:51:14 EST 2003


Looking for arracacha, maca & melloco sources

  -Arracacia xanthorrhiza, Arracacha
  [Sharon Gordon]
  Try ECHO http://www.echonet.org/tropicalag/aztext/azch12ec.htm

  -Ulluco tuberosus,  Melloco.
  [Sharon Gordon]
  Maybe Ullucus tuberosus
  And I'd ask ECHO again
  http://www.echonet.org/tropicalag/technotes/HighAlti.pdf

  -Lepidum meyerii, Maca.
  [Sharon Gordon]
  Also try the spelling Lepidum meyernii (n instead of r) or botanists think
what may be available now is L. peruvianum.
  I'd try ECHO again, focusing on the same resources as for the Melloco.
  Or you might see if some grocery stores that carry less common South
American Vegetables might carry the tubers
  and you could get several untrimmed ones, replant and collect the seeds.
Jungle Jims in Ohio is one that orders in lots of unusual
  produce from all over the world.  Much is replantable.
http://www.junglejims.com/  Harry's in Atlanta might be another
  source.  Other people might have ideas for similar CA, FL, or NY grocery
stores.  Sometimes you can find people at
  the appropriate country's embassy around DC who can tell you where they
grocery shop for the items.


  also
  -"Mandarin Melon Berry"(TM)
  "... from the swampy Yangtze deltas on China's east coast..."
  [Sharon Gordon]
  Edible Landscaping has it, see under names Cudrania tricuspidata, Che,
Chinese Che, Chinese Mulberry, Cudrang, Mandarin Melon Berry, Silkworm Thorn
  http://www.ediblelandscaping.com/Plants/che.html
  Getting ones that is grafted onto Osage Orange prevents thorn laden
suckers.  The male ones rarely set fruit.  The standard
  strategy is to plant and male and female together and then prune so you
have 75% female, 25% male.  Though maybe EL
  has grafted both onto the same plant.

  Looks like your garden is going to have a lot of fun things in it.

  Sharon
  gordonse at one.net
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