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African Potato Mint
Also known as Kaffir Potato. This mint relative is grown for its potato-like tuber. These tubers can get very large, up to 4 lbs., are very high in protein, carbohydrate, iron and calcium. A so called “lost crop” of Africa that in fact is of immense value today! Thrives in hot and fairly dry conditions. Requires 6 months of warm to hot growing conditions to yield mature tubers.

Three OMRI #Organic plants will be available for drawing at tomorrow's event (will tag event when on computer). Original plant was from Timothy Noyes. Sharing the plant and will keep propagating it for EPP. Laura Halmuth this was the plant I brought for your SEWParty.
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TOMORROW NIGHT - Come on out and check out our NEW Home Propagation Project plants and 'Foster Parents'
Buy some plants - Sweet & Savory Sellabration
April 27th 5:00pm
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2017 Plant Sale & Spring Celebration

April 27, 2017, 5:00pm - April 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Come join us for the official kick off of the 2017 Spring season. Meet our very own Home Propagatio...

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I have an announcement to make--after waiting ALL winter. We finally have some peach seeds that germinated from last year's crop. This is a first! I have gotten everything else to germinate over the years but the peaches. Finally-success! ... See MoreSee Less

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2nd Wed Edible Plants Farmer's Market

April 12, 2017, 4:00pm - April 12, 2017, 7:00pm

"The EPP is taking the show on the road – As Usual! Jacquilne & Enio will be there from 4:00 unti...

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EPP & Healing Arts

April 29, 2017, 9:00am - April 29, 2017, 12:00pm

The Edible Plant Project presents The EPP Road Show Find Tad DeGroat at the Healing Arts Festival At...

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Pacific Spinach

Pacific Spinach (Abelmoschus manihot; formerly Hibiscus manihot) is a fast-growing, edible hibiscus is an excellent warm weather green vegetable that can be eaten raw for maximum nutrition! It is one of the world’s most nutritious leafy green vegetable due to its high protein content.  Though not yet seen flowering by Edible Plant Project growers, the blooms of this species come in late summer and are a brilliant pale yellow with a dark purple center with a diameter of 6 inches. In Japan the roots are used to create a paste for making paper.

Soil & Water:  Thrives in moist and fertile, well-drained soil. This hardy plant tolerates a range of soils, from sand to clay and acidic to alkaline. For best growing results, soil must be kept moist. May also be grown as a potted specimen.
Sun: Full sun. This plant will not thrive in shade.
Cold:  Hardy to zone 9; frost tender. Will come back from the roots in north Florida.
Pruning: Allow stalks to reach mature height for blooming. Pruning main stalk will promote branching.
Propagation:  Brings cuttings in overwinter to get head start on growing season. Cuttings taken in spring may reach heights of 6 ft. by fall. Sow seeds in March.
Pests: Grasshoppers eat holes in the leaves. We don’t know of any others.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation: Tender, sweet leaves are best eaten raw. Flower petals make an attractive addition to salads. The leaves can be cooked as well, and used to wrap other ingredients.
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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Abelmoschus%20manihot

pdf – Information sheet to print out

2 comments to Pacific Spinach

  • Taylor

    Where can I find either a plant, seeds, or a cutting? I would love to grow this. I am in Florida and am interested in either local or buying online. Any information would be helpful, thank you!!

  • barbara nickou

    grows well on Molokai,great for green smoothies,very good for digestion

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