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Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« on: February 08, 2021, 11:41:43 PM »
hello everyone! I'm looking for cosmos caudatus - its eaten in indomalay cultures but from and found in the Americas.
An American source would be appreciated.

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Re: Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 12:54:14 AM »
Fair dinkum has the seeds. I actually grew it once, but lost the tag and I could not remember what "flower" that was....https://fairdinkumseeds.com/products-page/brassica-lettuce-and-asian-greens/ulam-raja-wild-edible-cosmos-caudatus-seeds/

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Re: Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 12:28:07 AM »
Fair dinkum has the seeds. I actually grew it once, but lost the tag and I could not remember what "flower" that was....https://fairdinkumseeds.com/products-page/brassica-lettuce-and-asian-greens/ulam-raja-wild-edible-cosmos-caudatus-seeds/
Thank you I found some sources in the US on Etsy

the issue is I cant access my etsy account XD if it aint one thing its another

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Re: Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 03:22:17 PM »
UPDATE: I have seeds from 2 sources if anyone wants some after a grow out (or wants to participate in a grow out where we swap seeds after).
1 is neon pink the other is pink and white.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 03:40:26 PM »
oh cool you found some genetic variation!! heres my website and some info on cosmos caudatus. ive got some seed if yours dont end up germinating. but they are pretty weedy, im sure youll be fine! please post some photos of the flowers once they start showing up

https://tropicalselfsufficiency.com/cosmos-cosmos-caudatus/

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Re: Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 10:15:07 PM »
oh cool you found some genetic variation!! heres my website and some info on cosmos caudatus. ive got some seed if yours dont end up germinating. but they are pretty weedy, im sure youll be fine! please post some photos of the flowers once they start showing up

https://tropicalselfsufficiency.com/cosmos-cosmos-caudatus/
Thanks! I may take you up on that however I haven't even tried to germinate these yet :D
Cool blog by the way! You just got a new reader lol

In regards to weediness one good thing about living in a temperate area is that I have to worry less about tropical plants getting out of hand (now other foriegn temperate species are an issue!) I imagine there might be some volunteers should I let them go wild in the garden though.
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Re: Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2021, 03:33:26 PM »
weedy isnt necessarily bad. its actually one of the main things i look for in plants when im searching for biomass producing plants. they grow fast and create shelter for more delicate plants. here the cosmos dont spread on their own unless the soil is bare or lightly mulched. that doesnt happen too often around here. so they pretty much stay wherever i plant them. weedy is one thing, invasive is another. do they disrupt the ecosystem or do they just grow too well?

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Re: Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2021, 09:31:29 PM »
oh cool you found some genetic variation!! heres my website and some info on cosmos caudatus. ive got some seed if yours dont end up germinating. but they are pretty weedy, im sure youll be fine! please post some photos of the flowers once they start showing up

https://tropicalselfsufficiency.com/cosmos-cosmos-caudatus/

funny, I always thought string beans are called string because they grow up as a vine, on a string I guess? 😝
learned something new from your blog!
Do you know if any hybridized varieties of cosmos are also edible? I got lots of seeds in a yearly swap from one of my favorite groups, and there are some cosmos seeds there.

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Re: Want: Cosmos caudatus - Ulam Raja - kenikir
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2021, 06:34:34 PM »
oh cool you found some genetic variation!! heres my website and some info on cosmos caudatus. ive got some seed if yours dont end up germinating. but they are pretty weedy, im sure youll be fine! please post some photos of the flowers once they start showing up

https://tropicalselfsufficiency.com/cosmos-cosmos-caudatus/

funny, I always thought string beans are called string because they grow up as a vine, on a string I guess? 😝
learned something new from your blog!
Do you know if any hybridized varieties of cosmos are also edible? I got lots of seeds in a yearly swap from one of my favorite groups, and there are some cosmos seeds there.
Cosmos Sulphereus (yellow cosmos) are edible!