Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

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Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

Postby Di » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:43 pm

Hiya,

I've not been on here for ages, but now emerging from long dormancy and hope you don't mind a request for a few Chinese artichoke tubers to start me off on a new crop. (Can't eat the jerusalem variety which seem easy to find.)

I'll post the spare seeds I have as soon as I've been through the tin.
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Re: Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

Postby Nature's Babe » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:18 am

I would like some too if anyone has some, had been watching the local supermarket shelf but so far only the jerusalem ones, they do have the chinese ones occasionally but as usual not when I want them !
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Re: Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

Postby bazza1979 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:41 pm

have you tried looking in a oriental/world food supermarket? we have severall in plymouth they sell all manor of things!
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Re: Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:11 am

I've got loads I'm going to throw out as they've spread in my greenhouse border. Send me your address and I'll pop some in the post.

They have pretty leaves, but the tubers are quite small and have grooves all round which make them awkward to clean. They look quite cute though and are nice to try for something a bit different.
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Re: Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:47 pm

Let me know this week if anyone would like some, as they are being cleared out at the weekend - Saturday, 16th April.
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Re: Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:07 am

No takers then? I don't want to throw them away, so they're going into an out of the way corner of the garden. If anyone still wants some just let me know.
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