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Growing Taro, also Dasheen, cocoyam

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Plant small pieces of tuber or suckers, 5-8cm deep. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 31 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 28 weeks. When the leaves begin to die down. .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

18 Dec 13, Adeela (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi, i am living in townsville. My taro plant is growing well but there is something that is eating my taro leaves. Cant figure out what it is. Can you guide me how to protect my taro leaves?
29 Dec 13, taro fan (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
can I eat the main tuber of the taro or can I eat only the croms???
20 Mar 14, (Australia - tropical climate)
I live in Renmark South Australia and my Taro is flourishing I planted mine from shoots off of taro skins, around the last week of December 2013. the climate here has been cool followed by heat waves they are out in the open facing west the get the midday sun. mal
16 Apr 14, Ash (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi I'm in adelaide. Can I see some pics of your taro pls?? And where in adelaide can I buy a plant
11 Dec 14, Manu (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am after a pink variety of Taro to buy and plant, Talo Niue, Talo ni Samoa are some of the names it can go by. Does anyone know where I can buy a tuber from?
21 Dec 15, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Manu, plenty of Talo Niue Growers up in Far North Queensland. There are Samoan taro growers selling that particular cultivar at Cairns Rusty's Market every Saturday & Sunday.
18 Jul 15, Jo (Australia - arid climate)
Can I buy taro leafs fro you, , please e mail me on [email protected]
25 Nov 15, Tui (Australia - tropical climate)
You still planting taro? I want to buy taro leafs please.
29 Feb 16, Eric (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi I am growing taro in Bargo NSW. I am afther some pink taro to plant any suggestions pls. Thanks in advance
22 Mar 16, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Eric, as you'd see from my reply to Manu below, there are pink taro (Talo Niue) growers up near Cairns. I suggest if you're up there between December and February, you'll find a few growers selling pink taro at the Rustys Markets on Sheridan St on Saturday and Sunday. I'm sure they'd be more than happy to give you some planting material. Hope that helps.
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