Author Topic: Sechium edule dark skin variety  (Read 132 times)

Vinci

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Sechium edule dark skin variety
« on: December 29, 2021, 08:56:06 AM »
Bonjour :)

Recently, going to the supermarket, I spot some Sechium edule with darker skin that I use to see in grocery ( and even in some gardens ). Does anyone know what are differencies between dark and light skin varieties ?  ( Taste ? Amidon content ? Ability to grow in dry/wet soil ?  ..   )

Additional informations : The ones I bought were from Costa Rica. And the embryo seems smaller that the ones on commonly seen varieties - it starts to grow, that's the reason I can tell it looks smaller.




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Re: Sechium edule dark skin variety
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 11:08:53 AM »
We can get a nigrum spinosum variety here. That may be what you have. I dont know if there are any taste differences but looking online, someone was testing differences in storage and cold hardiness. Maybe that variety travels well...

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Re: Sechium edule dark skin variety
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 02:52:44 PM »
Interesting..       do you have some links ?
Do the darker are more or less cold hardy than the yellow green Sechium ?

 

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