• Chinese Yam

    • $9.95
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    Orders placed now will be shipped bare rooted April/May 2019. Pickup orders Brooktondale, NY Spring 2019.

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    Large herbaceous vine with cinnamon-scented flowers in spring, glowing yellow leaves in fall. Produces a large edible tuber after a few years, plus annual harvest of chickpea-sized airial tubers on the vine. These "yamberries" are very good eating roasted with olive oil or boiled and served with butter and salt.

    Scientific Name: Dioscorea batatas
    Plant Hardiness Zone: 5+
    Pollination: N/A
    Fruit Size: Small aerial tubers, large root
    Harvest: Fall
    Sun: full sun to partial shade
    Soil Composition: Suitable for all soil types
    Soil Moisture: Prefers good drainage, moist
    Taste: Mild potato-like