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Title: Wanted: Ipomoea muricata - "Clove Bean" - Nithya Vazhuthana
Post by: junglevulture on November 01, 2017, 01:44:43 PM
I've been looking for 4 or so years now for a legit source of the "Clove Bean" seeds for home cultivation as an edible. I'm particularly interested in cultivars that have been bred NOT for ornamental use, but for the size and plumpness of the flowering buds that are eaten. As I understand this is a pretty common find in Kerala.

I am not interested in anything originally acquired under the name "Lavender Moonvine" as this is treated as an ornamental.

Finding a source straight out of India or neighboring countries where it is grown locally would be ideal. If you have some, please contact me with details - how you acquired it, how long have you grown it, how well has your strain produced and the qualities of the flower buds for eating. Mahalo.

(https://s1.postimg.org/7uatssdn5n/Ipomoea_muricata_--_Clove_Bean_--_Nithya_Vazhuthana.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7uatssdn5n/)

(https://s1.postimg.org/4lbpw4pxt7/Ipomoea_muricata_--_Clove_Bean_--_Nithya_Vazhuthana_--_leaves.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4lbpw4pxt7/)
Title: Re: Wanted: Ipomoea muricata - "Clove Bean" - Nithya Vazhuthana
Post by: bbudd on November 13, 2017, 07:04:43 PM
Grows wild here
I can take some photos and see if your interested
Title: Re: Wanted: Ipomoea muricata - "Clove Bean" - Nithya Vazhuthana
Post by: junglevulture on November 14, 2017, 03:36:20 PM
Bbudd, I would love to see them.