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off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« on: March 19, 2017, 05:40:23 PM »
Found "tigernut flour" as a paleo/keto food.

This reminds me of another edible grass like tuber - nut sedge,
And these prairie plants sound ideal for our fields.

How are they for nutrient cycling, it seems to need intense cultivation, but if Cyperus esculentus is left alone is it unable to be used as food until cultivated again?

Id like to grow them anyway or any similar plants, so please pm me if you can share.

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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 01:55:21 AM »
be careful of the tropical veg forum if you on a work pc it is like 90% porn links now....
I wont even go on to it anymore :'(

Tigernut is very easy to grow (except needs quite alot of water) and is super tasty I love the "nuts" fresh they are crisp and juicy if you dry for a bit it gets much sweeter. A great snack.

one caveat, they are apparently pretty invasive and spread.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 07:42:00 AM »
Yes but i post about it there...

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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 12:43:00 AM »
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Tigernut is very easy to grow (except needs quite alot of water) and is super tasty I love the "nuts" fresh they are crisp and juicy if you dry for a bit it gets much sweeter. A great snack.

one caveat, they are apparently pretty invasive and spread.

Sounds harmless, edible, super nutritious, invasive... Dreamy...

OK, so who has it alive and well?

Please forgive, the other site is a whole different community. If I were garage saling I would not ask here. But being plant, tropical, and edible - justified my transcendence.

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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 01:27:38 AM »
be careful of the tropical veg forum if you on a work pc it is like 90% porn links now....
I wont even go on to it anymore :'(

Tigernut is very easy to grow (except needs quite alot of water) and is super tasty I love the "nuts" fresh they are crisp and juicy if you dry for a bit it gets much sweeter. A great snack.

one caveat, they are apparently pretty invasive and spread.

I just deleted all of the bots from the vegetable forum.

Anyone interested in being a mod on that forum to help keep it clean?

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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 03:37:38 PM »
I'm happy to help out there if no one else is keen.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 08:46:12 PM »
i'll help out also, i have a bunch of tropical veggies and would like to be able to expand my collection through the buy sell and trade on there.

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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 10:20:16 PM »
And I will advocate locals to use it!

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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 01:14:42 PM »
Now that it's up, this should probably be moved to the vegetable subforum.

I grew Chufa for a while. I wanted to make horchata with it, but as my plants were few, my first harvest was small. I'm no longer actively growing it, but I think it's still there in the plot. I guess I'm waiting for a more opportune moment to restart production. They were fairly good, and quite productive.

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Re: off topic, any Cyperus esculentus?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 11:26:22 PM »
I just found this subframe, I had thought only "tropicalvegetableforum" .com
This is awesome!

 

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