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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a 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 types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Air Potato

Plants for FALL 2017 Shipping

Deadline for orders to be shipped for Fall 2017 Is October 15th.  Orders placed after this date will be shipped Spring 2018

All orders placed where shipping is requested will be packaged and sent at next appropriate dormancy season (early spring or late fall).  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

from 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).  We offer discount options for larger numbers.

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

SHIPPING FOR FALL 2017 - no summer shipments

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