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Everything Else => Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles => Topic started by: chirpis on June 10, 2018, 11:40:21 PM

Title: Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
Post by: chirpis on June 10, 2018, 11:40:21 PM
Recently bought a lot of cassava on sale that I'm going to use for other projects, but I'm wondering if a plant can be coaxed out of one of them. Everything I've found online talks about growing from stem cuttings.
Title: Re: Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
Post by: fyliu on June 11, 2018, 12:57:45 AM
I've only heard of growing from stems too. Maybe you can find a source for stems.
Title: Re: Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
Post by: markinnaples on June 11, 2018, 02:04:33 AM
The roots that stores sell as a vegetable are storage organs that are incapable of producing new plants without specialized lab techniques using cytokinin. It is easy to find low-cyanide cuttings on eBay or etsy.
Title: Re: Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
Post by: Caesar on June 27, 2018, 07:04:53 PM
Bummer that they can't be grown from roots. I was hoping to find the Butterstick cultivar, but I can't find any cuttings online. I was hoping I might find roots at the market, but I guess they won't do me good for propagation.