cardamom ginger

Terry Frewin frewintp@gmail.com
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:13:53 PST
I grow cardamom in NE victoria, and one memorable year it actually
flowered, but no pods, our season isn't long enough unfortunately.  I cut
it back in autumn, cover with a thick mulch layer under which it over
winters fine.  Yes I've used the leaves in cooking.

40C today and same forecast for another 3 days


On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Tim Chapman <tim@gingerwoodnursery.com>wrote:

>
> The rhizomes of E cardamomum are not used for cooking.  In the US at least
> , 99% of what's been grown and sold as cardamom is really a very shy
> blooming Alpinia species.  The true plant is available now but very rare by
> comparison and not easily obtained.   If one is in a tropical climate and
> still has no blooms chances are it isn't the real deal.
>
> The fake cardamoms have attractive dark green waxy leaves where as the
> true E cardamomum has a rather lack luster more textured "papery " leaf.
>
> Tim Chapman
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 30, 2014, at 7:07 PM, "C.J. Teevan" <gardenstreet184@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > http://ehow.com/how_6281520_plant-cardamom.html/
> >
> > Live and learn...
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:38 PM, Peter Franks <
> peter.scaevola@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi to all
> >
> > A friend has asked me to pass on a request for information. He grows
> > cardamom ginger but in this climate no flowers, so no pods but still
> > luxuriant plants. He often uses ginger roots for cooking but has never
> used
> > the rhizomes of this ginger. Does anyone know if cardamom ginger can be
> used
> > in cooking? And as the leaves are wonderfully fragrant does anyone know
> if
> > they'd be useful for steaming, say, chicken or fish?
> >
> > Peter Franks in Sydney, Zone 10b [or thereabouts] where the weather is
> warm
> > and steamy but little worthwhile rain for many weeks
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > pbs mailing list
> > pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php
> > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/
> > _______________________________________________
> > pbs mailing list
> > pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php
> > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/
> _______________________________________________
> pbs mailing list
> pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/
>



-- 
terry frewin
661 upper boho road
boho 3669
03 5790 8635
0429 908 635





More information about the pbs mailing list