5 X-Large Dioscorea Opposita Bulbils, Improved Selection
IMPORTANT NOTE: I will not always ship bulbils of their maximum expected size. They are all clones so even if they aren't their maximum size they will still germinate the same plants selected for large bulbils. My plants made smaller than average bulbils this year. I believe this was due to the drought, and these are among the plants that I never water. Also, my first round of harvest which was the largest bulbils were stolen by rodents. Future harvests are now in a more secure location. Despite this, all the material I send out will be satisfactory to make thriving plants with large bulbils.
-This is an improved selection with particularly large bulbils for the species. It is believed to have the largest bulbils of any line. It is the same strain used in the Experimental Farm Networks community-supported yield trial. If you are interested in participating in the research and commit to reporting yearly yields there is a possibility of receiving this material for free from that org. Alternatively, you can choose to participate later after purchasing from here.
-Shipped directly from our permaculture farm in Southern IL
-Store them at room temperature in preparation for outdoor spring planting, or plant them in moist vermiculite.
-A wonderful vining perennial vegetable. The roots are used in Chinese Medicine as a longevity tonic by the name Shan Yao
-These are "aerial tubers". They grow on the vine, above the soil. They can be used as food or as seeds to cultivate this incredible plant. Plant in spring or fall, in pots or in the ground.
-Can be cooked up as little bite-sized potatoes. They taste good, and once established can have prolific harvests
Harvesting: Grow up a trellis such as an arched cattle panel. When they are ripe, place tarps all around the trellis. Shake the trellis and the 'yamberries' will easily fall off onto the tarp.