largest tubers-bulbs

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:06:28 PDT
I think we should stick with real bulbs. The first 
Amorphophallus tubers found were about 200lb.

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
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Berkeley, CA 94720
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On 9/24/2012 10:25 AM, Kathleen Sayce wrote:
> If you are looking for truly large tubers, Marah species (Cucurbitaceae)  have human-body-sized tubers, well buried underground. I dug a 10 year old tuber out of my garden one year, which took me 2 days and was only the size of a basketball. Stories have floated around the pacific northwest for years about old tubers being as large as an adult male human body. Which I now believe, having dug up this one young tuber.
>
> Cheers,
> Kathleen
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