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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a 6 acre permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different plants for our community!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Air Potato

Plants for Spring 2017 Shipping or Local Pickup

Deadline for orders to be shipped SPRING 2017 is March 15th (orders placed after this date may need to be shipped in the FALL depending on dormancy)

All orders placed where shipping is requested will be packaged and sent in early spring of 2017, as soon as the ground has thawed and timing is appropriate for our region.  This is usually March through early April.  Email sean@edibleacres.org with any questions you may have and thank you for your interest in our permaculture plants!

Air Potato

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Air Potato

8.00

Dioscorea Batatas
 We offer an Air Potato hardy enough to handle our Zone 5B winters but not nearly as mega aggressive as the southern Air Potato of infamous note.  This is 'Batatas' not 'Bulbifera'.  This perennial, beautiful vine will emerge late spring and gently wind itself like a tropical snake up whatever it can climb.  Topping out to 9' to 12' in our experience.  Absolutely beautiful vine...

Along the vine will be a ton of small pea sized 'air potatoes' you can harvest and cook without having to wash or process.  They are like a potato and an okra mixed.  Crazy!

Meanwhile, down below ground, a massive taprooted tuber works ever deeper into the earth.  We've yet to dig up a beast to see what it's like, the aerial parts have kept us fascinated enough so far!

Please be aware that in mild zone 5B winters we see a fair bit of expansion and re-seeding.  Warmer than zone 5B and this plant could easily be considered a vining nuisance.  Please be cautious!

This order will provide you with 10+ seeds you can plant fall or spring or a 1 year old rooted plant you can set out for faster establishment (depending on availability)

Size:
Twining vine to 9' or higher

Site Preference:
Seems to like a lot of sun, but can do it in the partial shade as well

Hardiness:
Zone 4

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