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Galatians522

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Fiji Asparagus aka Pit Pit or Duruka (Saccharum Edule)
« on: December 26, 2020, 10:15:05 PM »
Does anyone have any experience growing this (especially in Florida)? I understand that the unopened flower bud is considered a delicacy but is only availabe for a month or two each year. Sugarcane grows easily for me and I thought this might be interesting. Mike T posted about it on one of the sugarcane threads.

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Re: Fiji Asparagus aka Pit Pit or Duruka (Saccharum Edule)
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 11:15:49 PM »
For anyone who might be interested, it looks like this sugarcane relative is available from the USDA through their germplasm request program. I am still interested in growing it. So, if someone with the proper credentials is able to obtain it from the USDA, I would be interested. I believe that the acession is in Miami, so it should be possible for someone in Florida to get it (sugarcane from outside the state can't be brought in).

https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/accessiondetail?id=1324756