Saturday, November 26, 2011

ELEPHANT YAM


ELEPHANT YAM


Elephant yam (Amorphophallus companulatus Blume) is a vegetable . The fruit is grown underground .It is having almost the same color of soil.

It is very common in Kerala (a state in India), some other southern states of India and some other Asian countries.In Kerala it is called 'Chena' . The crop will weigh between 5 - 15 Kgs. It is used to make a large variety of dishes.

 


CULTIVATION 
The cut pieces are used for the cultivation. There would be around 5 sprouts on each yam once kept for some period after harvesting. The pieces are cut for cultivation in such a manner that at least one sprout will be in each piece .

HARVESTING
 Harvesting can be done after 6 to 8 months of cultivation.

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