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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!

Fuki

Plants for Spring 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants in the early spring when the ground has thawed but the plants haven’t started actively growing. For our climate this is normally sometime between later March and mid-April… We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship!

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

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Fuki

from 8.00

Petasites Japonicus

Fuki… Where to begin?!  Starts off with strange golden globe flowers possibly weeks before any other flowers open in the incredibly early spring.  They smell like wintergreen and attract the earliest bees.  Then emerge massively wide, up to 3’ across, deep deep green round leaves on a thick sturdy stalk.  

 We’ve been told the stalks have great food value, but we haven’t been able to figure out how to cook them in a delicious way just yet.  Leaves can be used as a banana leaf-like element in cooking, as a way to wrap meats and meals to cook over fire.  This plant is revered in Japanese culture as a special culinary plant.  We’ve got more to learn indeed, and are looking forward to deepening our relationship to this special plant.

Size:
Leaves top out at 3' and can continue to spread in shady, moist areas.

Site Preference:
Needs at least partial to nearly full shade.  Cannot handle direct sunlight for very long.  Prefers very moist soils as well.

Hardiness:
Zone 5 - Although we’ve seen it growing in sheltered positions in central Vermont, which must have been closer to zone 4. This is a potent plant. With deep mulch it seems it could handle some very raw conditions.

Your order will provide you with either an established crown and/or lateral runners with growing tips. We’ve provide a video below you can refer to for hints on planting. It is straight forward, and so long as dominant roots are below the soil line and roughly parallel with the ground it will do just fine. A loose mulch over top can be appreciated as it establishes…

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