Wild Yam, Japanese (Dioscorea japonica), packet of 3 aerial tubers (mukago), organic
Please note: These are organically grown aerial tubers for propagation purposes. To get an idea of what you will be receiving, check the tubers that are in the palm of the hand in the main photo. We treat these tubers the same as seeds–ships within 2 days of ordering, no special packaging required, ships along with other seeds ordered, free shipping on seed packet orders over $10.00, etc. The aerial tubers vary in size, averaging about the size of a marble. We have put special attention into these aerial tubers and expect you will have great results with them. Richo
Family: Yam (Dioscoreaceae)
Hardy to Zones 7 to 12
(Yamaimo, Japanese Wild Yam, Glutinous Yam, Japanese Cinnamon Vine) The local name for the tubers is “mukago.” Herbaceous perennial dioecious vine native to Japan. Vigorous plant produces highly nutritious tubers, both underground and aerial. Distinctly comely heart shaped leaves, and spring flowers that smell deliciously of cinnamon. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and rich garden soils. Does excellently in a hot, humid greenhouse and can be grown outdoors in warm garden sites in the temperate north. I find that these germinate best when pressed into the surface of the moist medium. This is similar to the way the plant self-sows in nature, and it is good at doing that. The surface-sown tuber elongates down into the soil and makes taproots, then sends up a shoot when weather permits, usually in the spring. Provide a trellis. Large underground tubers take 2 years to form. Space plants 2 feet apart.
Packet of 3 aerial tubers, Certified Organically Grown