Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions
N.B. Make sure that you plant EDIBLE Taro, some varieties that are grown as ornamental plants are not edible and can have unpleasant results if eaten. There is some useful information here http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_coes.pdf Taro grows to about 1m (3ft) and has long, green, heart-shaped leaves on long stalks. Taro grows well in warm/hot, humid areas - it needs a long growing time, frost free and lots of water. Keep well watered. Dryness will stop growth. Grow in full sun
Taro is damaged by cold or frosty weather. Lift the tubers and store in a cool dry place .
Taro can be cooked like potatoes, boiled, roasted, fried or steamed. It is not eaten raw.
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