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Author:  earthbound [ May 29th, '07, 09:45 ]
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Ohh, sorry Rod, forgot all about it, I'll go and have a look now... Hope the new shockies work out well.. :)

Hmmm, doesn't look good... couldn't fond anything with an initial dig... :?

Author:  Rod [ May 30th, '07, 11:15 ]
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Thanks Earthbound; as I said no great hurry but I am keen to give them a go.
BTW have you ever grown Jicama in Perth?

cheers
rod

Author:  Jim Atkinson [ May 30th, '07, 13:07 ]
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My better half has just ordered a couple of yakon plants/bulbs? from the diggers club which is in Dromana Victoria. I think you have to be a member to buy from them but it is doesn't cost much and they have lots of heirloom plants which is the main reason MBH is a member. Check out www.diggers.com.au. Disclaimer:I have no connection to the club other than as a satisfied customer by assosciation as above.

Author:  Rod [ Jun 1st, '07, 15:54 ]
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Thanks Jim but the main problem is getting some of these plants legally into WA is very difficult - it's OK if they are here already but if you look through seed catalogues etc. you will see lots of "Not to WA or Tas" notations.

Author:  earthbound [ Jun 1st, '07, 19:00 ]
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Hey Rod, if might be worth trying the permaculture forum, I handed out lots to people in W.A. on that group a year or two ago, and someone may have some in W.A. that they have grown up and are willing to share..

http://forums.permaculture.org.au/

Author:  Rod [ Jun 2nd, '07, 11:55 ]
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Thanks Earthbound; I'll give it a try there. have you ever tried Jicama?

cheers
Rod

Author:  Merrick [ Dec 29th, '11, 17:45 ]
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I apologize for digging up an old post but i was wondering if anyone in perth has any of this or knows where i can get some in perth. The big B has no idea what im talking about and landsdale looked at me funny but i am pretty funny looking

Author:  Rod [ Dec 29th, '11, 18:13 ]
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They grow OK in Perth, we had a few years out of ours but have moved to a colder area and lost our stock so can't help you with local supply: try www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/yacon_info.html but I suspect they are still not an acceptable import to WA.

Author:  Merrick [ Dec 29th, '11, 18:22 ]
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yep it cant be sent here unfortunately so im on the hunt locally thanks tho

Author:  faye [ Dec 29th, '11, 20:24 ]
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Try the asian shops and the beans as they are known as yam beans possibly, I mentioned them today lol I'll give you a race to find them Ben.

Author:  Charlie [ Dec 29th, '11, 21:46 ]
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Its almost like Rod waited 4 years to post back on this same topic... heheheh

Author:  Merrick [ Dec 29th, '11, 22:16 ]
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So the challenge begins!!! hehe

Author:  faye [ Dec 30th, '11, 07:30 ]
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I might have misled you Merrick oops. The jicama is also known as yam bean, sorry.:)

Author:  Rod [ Dec 30th, '11, 08:22 ]
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I came back on because the topic was re-activated and the system sent me an email to that effect; what else could I do but come back on and try to help!

(now that I've just managed to get online with a satellite connection thanks to NBN Co.)

Author:  bythebrook [ Jul 24th, '12, 13:35 ]
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I would really like to grow yacon - does anybody have any spare tubers?

Unfortunately they can't be imported into WA - so I need a local grower.

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