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Apios americana

AndrewR

By Andrewr


Apios americana (Apios americana)

I can do no better than quote the Crug Farm website (which is where I bought it) - "slender twining tuberous climber, from North America, to 1.5m. Once rivalling the potato as a root vegetable. Having soft pinnate foliage and bearing in late summer dense spikes of maroon/fawn curiously shaped pea-flowers. Any fertile soil growing into sun."
Planted it last September, cut it to ground level (by mistake) during the spring tidy-up and forgot all about it until last week. It has reached the top of a six foot trellis and the flowers are just opening - exquisite



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Sid
Sid
 

Ooooh - having read your comments, I'm looking forward to this!!

29 Sep, 2009

 

Apparently edible, as well, with 17% protein & sweeter than potato: lovely and useful!

2 Oct, 2009



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