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Canna edulis stalk color
« on: October 29, 2022, 07:56:19 AM »
I have been growing these for a few years. I also have ornamental cannas in the yard. The original edulis have red stalks. I've collected their seed and propagated them. I now have cannas that have green stalks like the ornamental ones growing in some of the pots. Could these be edulis, just with green stalks or maybe a hybrid? Should they still be edible? Thanks! D

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2022, 01:30:22 PM »
Green stalk canna edulis is fairly common

They're usually propagated vegetatively

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2022, 07:24:34 AM »
Thank for the input. The ornamental ones that are naturalized in the yard have yellow flowers and the edulis have smaller red flowers. Should I assume any with yellow flowers are inedible? D

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2022, 01:02:19 PM »
Thank for the input. The ornamental ones that are naturalized in the yard have yellow flowers and the edulis have smaller red flowers. Should I assume any with yellow flowers are inedible? D

As far as I know, they should still be edible regardless. It isn't like cassava where the new seedlings can be much more toxic.

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2022, 06:51:44 AM »
Thanks! D

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2023, 01:29:06 PM »
I've had edible Canna a handful of times from different people. Most I just consider famine food, nothing I would grow or eat.  However, this winter I had the best Canna I ever tasted. It had fibers on the outside but less than others, great texture, and just slightly sweet enough, that I actually started propagating it.  It started growing recently, and I was surprise it has red in its leaves and stalks.


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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2023, 06:34:18 AM »
Good info. Yes, the edulis I started with are mostly red. I have enough now that I can see if I consider them famine food. D

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2023, 09:49:00 PM »
You guys must have bad clones of canna edulis. I have baldwin's canna clone.

The tubers taste great boiled. I have used them in soup they are low in fibers and no fibers on the younger ones. It's like between a potato and jicama texture with a potato/yam flavor.
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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2023, 07:23:05 AM »
I haven't eaten any yet. Just propagated them. I have enough now to try it. So how long do you boil it? Thanks, D

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2023, 01:40:34 PM »
You guys must have bad clones of canna edulis. I have baldwin's canna clone.

The tubers taste great boiled. I have used them in soup they are low in fibers and no fibers on the younger ones. It's like between a potato and jicama texture with a potato/yam flavor.

Most likely, ahah.

I was only able to find Baldwins in one site and they were out of stock. I'd be interested in purchasing some tubers of you have extra. Thanks.

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2023, 07:54:34 PM »
Yeah I can sell some extra tubers.

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2023, 12:37:43 AM »
Yeah I can sell some extra tubers.



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