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chirpis

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Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
« 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.

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Re: Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Manihot esculenta from grocery store tubers?
« Reply #3 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.

 

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