Wild Yam, Japanese (Dioscorea japonica), packet of 3 aerial tubers (mukago), organic

$7.95

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

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    Lauren

    What the difference between the American yam and the Japanese yam?

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      The American wild yams are woody and inedible and the japanese wild yams are soft and edible.

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    • Seth

      What is the difference between japanese and chinese?

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      Richo Cech

      Hi there, the Japanese has a more elongated leaf. Otherwise they are really very similar. r

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    • Tom C

      When you grate it Japanese wild yams has more stretchy and thicker . Chinese wild yams are stretchy but more watery in texture . Taste wise Japanese wild yams are more tasteful and has its fragrance more than Chinese wild yams

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    Tim

    Do you sell the Chinese Wild yam? It seems like you do not have them listed or may be im just looking in the wrong spot. The one Chinese wild yam that i have is currently 3 years old and it looked like it might produce aerial tubers this year but it did not produce i guess it still was not ready yet.

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      Hi Tim,
      The Chinese Yam tubers may be waitlisted at this link, it won’t be long https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/product/wild-yam-chinese-dioscorea-batatas-live-aerial-tubers-organic-intl-no/
      Richo

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    • Terry Keller

      These yams only form serial tubers when both male and female plants are present, so you will need more than one plant.

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    Tim

    can these be soaked in water before being planted or dose that not help any?

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      Richo Cech

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      I don’t know, really, I don’t think so, might rot

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    Tim

    Is it Advisable to plant the aerial tubers outdoors in pure compost in the fall?

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      Sometimes this can work, because i see new seedlings under the parent plants from time to time. Generally these do best surface-sown in a gallon pot of compost left in an unheated greenhouse. r

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