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Mint Root Crosne

Plants for Spring 2020 Shipping

Welcome to the Food Forest Farm plant shop! Here you’ll find many of the plants we’ve been growing in the nursery since 2010. These plants will come to you healthy and ready for their new home.

All of our plants are multi-functional, that is, some perennial vegetables can be eaten by a human, or livestock (leaf hay), or be grown as mulch for biomass, and more! You can look at “All” of the plants, or filter with the navigation bar.

Perennial Vegetables: edible roots, leaves, shoots, buds, seeds that come from perennial herbs, shrubs, and trees

Fruit: edible sweet goodness

Leaf Hay: plants to grow and feed to livestock like cattle, sheep, goats and rabbits

Biomass: herbs, grasses, shrubs and trees that grow fast and can be cut and used as mulch, grow soil, fuel stoves and compost piles

Mint Root Crosne

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Mint Root Crosne

8.95

Running herb in the mint family, forms dense colonies, up to 3 feet. Produces crisp, waterchestnutty tubers that can be eaten fresh or cooked. Pink flowers. Collect tubers in the late fall early spring after foliage dies back. Re-sprouts from unharvested tubers each spring. Also called crosne or chinese artichoke.

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Mint Root, crosne or Chinese artichoke

Running herb in the mint family, forms dense colonies. Produces crisp, waterchestnutty tubers that can be eaten fresh or cooked. Pink flowers. Collect tubers in the late fall early spring after foliage dies back. Re-sprouts from unharvested tubers each spring.

Scientific Name: Stachys affinis
Plant Hardiness Zone: 5
Fruit Size: Small root
Harvest: Spring / fall roots
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil Composition: Suitable for all soil types
Taste: Waterchestnut