Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jamaican Yellow Yam

I can't imagine food self sufficiency/urban farming in Florida and similar mild climates without the true yams (Dioscorea species) and have about 5 varieties I rely on year after year. I was recently blessed to be given a hefty plant of the Jamaican Yellow (Dioscorea cayenensis) that has VERY yellow flesh compared to my African Yellow (same species, different cultivar) due to the abundant presence of beta-carotenoids. But I am running out of fence line, and the henhouse has been consumed by "Gracie's Grape" and "Gray Street Grape"! Guess I better walk around the back yard once again and scour and scan for some place that can accomodate another rampant yam vine!



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