Wild Yam, Chinese (Dioscorea batatas), live aerial tubers, organic [INTL NO]

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Family:  Yam (Dioscoreaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8.

(Shan-yao, Cinnamon Vine, Wild Yam, Chinese Wild Yam) (Syn. Dioscorea opposita) Perennial vine.   Does well in pots. In the humid evenings and mornings, the flowers exude a rich Cinnamon fragrance.  The underground and aerial tubers are eaten and are delicious–bake or slice thinly and fry on a pan.  Oh, yum, yum.  Direct seed in rich soil or plant in pots fall, spring, or summer.

Aerial tubers, Certified Organically Grown  {SORRY, NO INTERNATIONAL SALES}

 

 

Wild Yam, Chinese (Dioscorea batatas), live aerial tubers, organic [INTL NO]

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  1. Tim

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    Tim

    What is the best way to tell the difference between the vine of a Chinese wild yam and the vine of a Japanese wild yam? How long dose it usually take for the Chinese wild yam to begin to flower after it emerges from the ground the 2nd year?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tim,
      The Chinese wild yam has a wider leaf than the Japanese. They look really similar–differentiation is all leaf shape as far as I know. Mine are already flowering in June in the greenhouse. They usually flower midsummer when outdoors. They don’t call it cinnamon vine for nothin’, the smell is like the finest Ceylon cinnamon.

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