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Growing Taro In My Aquaponic System

Taro can grow very fast/well in an aquaponic system.

Most people only harvest the roots, very delicious either cooking with soup or making taro flavor ice creams.

The taro stems are also edible after peeling off the skins, cooking with pork will turn it into a delicacy.

Do you know even taro leaves are edible, it is a common dish in India.
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Mary Playford

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I am not sure about eating the stem but the tubers and leaves, yeppers. Polynesian style: taro leaves, lamb or pork chops, onion and coconut cream cooked in the umu/hangi....yummo! LOL Or use corn beef instead of chops. We boil our taro like you do potatoes and you eat it with pork or fish or chicken or corn beef and coconut sauce LOL
 

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A lady from New Guinea lives not far from me and she does a wonderful fruit cake using previously cooked taro or purple skinned sweet potato mashed with freshly pressed coconut cream and some dried fruit.
She puts it in a big deep pan with lid then into the hungi in the top layer.
It is yummo!! Served with fresh mango pureed.
 
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Mary Playford

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A lady from New Guinea lives not far from me and she does a wonderful fruit cake using previously cooked taro or purple skinned sweet potato mashed with freshly pressed coconut cream and some dried fruit.
She puts it in a big deep pan with lid then into the hungi in the top layer.
It is yummo!! Served with fresh mango pureed.
Oh yes, most Islanders in the pacific do that. You can do that with bananas, taros, breadfruit, papayas, pumpkin, add arrowroot starch to it and sugar, bake or put in the hangi. When cook, you make and cook the coconut creams and spoon chunks of the fruit in the cream and serve. We call them po'ke using the Island vowels when you say it. To make the taro or breadfruit version, you have to boil or cook in the hangi the taro then you put it in a cloth and smash it, then you add to the cream. You will find these dishes as a favourite at Island feasts. But people prefer the banana po'ke, its delicious and probably not good for me LOL
 

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Mary, I (and I'm sure the others here as well) would love to hear from you about how you grow, harvest and process the taro and any other of those starchy roots from NG or the Pacific Islands.
Many of us would like to eat them more so we grow them but when it comes to harvesting and processing we could do with some more guidance.
 

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Does anyone grow taro plants in the garden? How does it show me when to dig it up to eat?
These plants in the photo are small but I have some bigger ones to the right of these.
 

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