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6058Re: [pfaf] Re:dioscorea - mice might be the biggest problem

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  • infowolf1
    Feb 27, 2013
      got mice? get a cat.

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      From: Dr. Chiranjit Parmar <parmarch_mnd@...>
      To: pfaf <pfaf@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 4:17 am
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] Re:dioscorea - mice might be the biggest problem

      There is a type of Dioscorea that grows wild here in my area (Himachal Pradesh) of India.  Locally it is called TARADI.  It is not D. alata or the other species referred by you.  Its tubers are dug up these days and even offered for sale during February and March.  I consulted all the books and floras on local plants.  I did not find anything like this in any of the books which otherwise are quite comprehensive.  It means that this plant has even been missed by taxonomists too.
      Here are a few pictures.  I have written an articles on this plant in some magazines and can send a PDF if anyone is interested.  I can also try to get bulbils too during trhe season.
      Here are a few pictures:
      A vine in forest WS
      A vine in the forest.
      Fruits which are sown
      Size of a taradi pit.
      Size of a taradi pit
      DSCF0001 TR
      Sale of Taradi tubers at Mandi town.
      Taradi vine
      A taradi vine
      Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
      186/3 Jail Road
      Mandi HP 175001
      01905-222810; 09418181323

      Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:39 PM
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] Re:dioscorea - mice might be the biggest problem
      The D. batatas [oppositifolia]   grows its tuber fairly deep in the ground., -- not like D. alata or rotundata, that grow near the surface.
        I did not have trouble with mice when I raised them, -- [Jerusalem Artichokes were a different story]
      From: Allmende Verden <allmendeperma@...>
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:38 PM
      Subject: [pfaf] Re:dioscorea - mice might be the biggest problem
      ..is my experience, especially if you'd like to let the tubers in the
      soil over winter

      Zitat von ortaa23 ormus23@...>:

      > Wondering if anyone here has some dioscorea batatas
      tubercles going
      > spare, ideally ones that have been acclimatised to zone
      8 conditions
      > (I am in SE England), and that have given a decent crop.
      If so, do
      > get in touch.
      > Regards,

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