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junglevulture

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Wanted: Krachai, "Finger-root" (Broesenbergia pandurata)
« on: June 14, 2017, 06:22:34 PM »
I am searching for live rhizome of Krachai, with the Latin name of "Boesenbergia pandurata" (or  "B. rotunda"). Please discuss amounts available in your initial response.
 
Needs shipping to either Hawai'i or California.

Please respond to  seekingseeds at g mail dot com



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Re: Wanted: Krachai, "Finger-root" (Broesenbergia pandurata)
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 08:34:15 AM »
Googling reveals this to be an interesting ginger relative used frequently in Thai cooking. Articles mention it can be found fresh in Thai grocery stores. I would guess that you could grow it from store bought rhizomes. The flower is quite a beautiful pinkish lavender.
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Re: Wanted: Krachai, "Finger-root" (Broesenbergia pandurata)
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 11:59:30 PM »
After years of checking, asking and poking my nose in everywhere I thought might possibly have it, I finally managed to get my hands on some. The fact that each and every one of the eBay posts I've ever see contain some mish-mash of the exact same photographs sketched me out enough to keep searching elsewhere, and thankfully it's finally paid off. =) Thanks, Craigslist, of all things! There are four out of twenty-four who have sprouted so far.

(Pardon the gawdawful cellphone image quality - or rather the lack thereof.)



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Re: Wanted: Krachai, "Finger-root" (Broesenbergia pandurata)
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 12:02:05 AM »
Still, despite my success in finding some, I remain interested in acquiring more. If anyone has some Krachai available please let me know.

 

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