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FOR SALE: Apios americana/Groundnut select variety tubers

 
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5 decently large first year tubers (around 3.5oz total) for $15, shipping included (unless you’re very far away)...if you want more or fewer, let me know and we’ll figure something out.

Groundnuts are a perennial leguminous vine, native to eastern north america, that produce strings of numerous edible high-protein tubers. Tubers held over can be grown again for years, and the held-over tuber will grow bigger, the first-year tubers that it produces each year will get larger, and the vines will grow longer. There does seem to be a point of diminishing returns, where the largest tubers get slightly woody (4+ years). There are enough other threads elsewhere on permies.com that go into more detail about growing and eating groundnut that i don’t think i should try to duplicate all that info. Suffice to say the vines are attractive, as are the flowers, and the tubers can be treated something like the floury-er potatoes, though the skin on a groundnut is thick and tough, so they’re best when peeled.

thanks for checking this out! The pictures below feature 3 large several-year-old tubers and a few strings of first-year tubers like those that are available.

purple mooseage me to order. i can take paypal, personal check, or cash.
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I was so very pleased to receive my order today, Thank You, Greg!

The groundnuts were packed carefully and arrived in superb condition. They all seem like excellent quality. I have a special place in the garden picked out for them, and I'm looking forward to getting them nestled into their new home soon.

Again, thank you!
 
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glad they got there!
 
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Are these still available?
 
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sure are!
 
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Greg's tubers are sprouting in zone 7a!

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sold out! this sale is on hiatus until fall 2021.
 
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Hi Greg do you still have Apios americana tubers to sell?

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Are these available in Canada? I assume the shipping would be a problem.
 
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I've been trying to source Apios priceana, but I guess this will do. Please PM me if you get any more in stock (or can someone tell me how to flag posts from greg as email notifications that will also suffice).
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Hello, do you still have tubers available of Apios americana? My email is digannualsandperennials@gmail.com, please let me know if you do! Thanks
 
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Are these available and how do I order them?
 
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Fran, welcome to Permies! I suggest that you PM (purple moosage) Greg Mosser directly. If you click on his name, you'll go directly to his member page. In the upper right of the page you'll see an envelope icon. Clicking that will get you started on contacting him.
 
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this year’s new tubers have been dug, so this offer is available again while supplies last!
 
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I would love some tubers. My email is cindimartineau@gmail.com. Do you accept Venmo?
 
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My tubers last year grew vines in excess of 9 feet tall! I planted 5 tubers, and this early spring dug up 32 tubers for relocation. There was evidence of additional tubers having been eaten by the soil life. As I did not keep as close an eye as I should have, the beans produced in the fall shattered the seed about. I expect the fallen seeds to produce many more plants where I don't want them. I hope they'll transplant well.
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Any still available this year?
 
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there are. i’ll pm you.
 
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I'd like to purchase some tubers, if they're still available.
 
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there are tubers still available. feel free to pm me to arrange payment and shipping.
 
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greg mosser wrote:there are tubers still available. feel free to pm me to arrange payment and shipping.


I sent a PM this morning
 
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some people have asked me about where to plant groundnuts and what to expect, and while i’ve answered in various threads and pms, i thought it might be a good idea to gather those thoughts together here so i can point future query-ers to one place. so:

in the wild, Apios americana are frequently found near streams and rivers, and tend to like that sort of environment - they’re okay with part shade and like soil that doesn’t dry out too much. the more of a full-sun and/or well-draining situation they’re in, the more regularly they want water. one possibility for a planting location is to let them naturalize in a wilder near-water zone if you have one available. this is probably the lowest-maintenance option.

other considerations: groundnut is a twining vine and will do best with some kind of trellising. i’ve let some just sprawl on the ground but that just makes flowers and young seedpods more accessible to rodents. heights of 5 to 9 feet are fairly standard for the first year, and older, larger tubers that have been in place or replanted for multiple year can make longer vines - one of my longest-replanted grandmother tubers regularly climbs lines from its trellis, 30 feet up the side of my barn, and then coils around looking for something taller to climb for the last month of the growing season. that’s from a ten-pound tuber, though, and not something most growers will need to worry about. just an illustration.
another thing is that groundnuts make their tubers in long strings, kind of like a string of pearls with extra spaces between the pearls. so they can spread somewhat that way and can resist just staying in their original bed…this can also make harvesting a challenge. as a result i grow many of mine in large (45+gallon) growbags, where the strings of tubers end up coiling around the bottom of the bag. as with all container-growing, though, this makes watering more regularly important.

so the main things to consider: soil moisture, something to climb, and how easy will hunting down the tubers be.

any more specific questions, just ask!
 
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Thanks, Greg! That's VERY helpful, and I can't wait to get them started!!
 
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Hi Greg,
If you are offering tubers for sale this fall
I would like to purchase 3 of them. Please let me know how to proceed.
Shirley S
 
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hi shirley!

i will be, for sure. i’ll pm you with details soon.
 
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FYI to everyone: I got some A. americana tubers from Greg spring of 2022.  I planted them in 2 spots and ignored them, but there are vines growing in both places.  I was very pleased with Greg's information and the tubers I received.  
 
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Hi Greg, do you still have groundnuts for sale?
I would like to buy 5.
Thanks!
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Hi Jon,

Welcome to Permies.
 
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Hello, I am wondering if you have any Apios tubers available and for what price? Thank you, Christy

Hi Greg, how do I pm you? My cell is 7343688986, I'm in NC. Thanks
 
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hi christy! i’m pretty much out of the size of groundnut tuber that i usually sell, but i can probably put together a package that pretty well matches my original post at the top of this page: 5 tubers totaling around 3.5oz for $15, postage included in the lower 48. the sizes of the tubers i would be selling now would just be more varied, like one bigger one and more smaller. if that sound good to you, please let me know in a pm. thanks!
 
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