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Sunroots For Sale: Genetically diverse. Prolifically Seeding.

 
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Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
I expect to harvest sunroot tubers for sale. I don't expect to collect seeds.



I guess I forgot to read this post.
 
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I use the term "sunroot" as a generic name for any helianthus species with a tuber that is large enough to be useful as food.

I got tired of having to abandon sections of my field to sunroot weeds, so I stopped growing seeds for use in creating new clones. I have to move the patch every year in order to be able to tell the difference between weeds, and new seedlings, therefore, sunroots were overtaking more and more of my field. To pay myself a modest wage for producing sunroot seeds, I'd have to charge something like $40 per packet. Pots would be a good way to trial sunroot seedlings.
 
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I'm expecting to dig sunroots in the next few days:

I'm willing to ship them to permies readers. I'm asking $15 paper-currency for a small flat-rate box of genetically diverse tubers which includes postage.  If you'd like to please me by paying with silver, I'd accept 5 silver dimes (1964 or earlier) and $8 paper-currency to cover postage. Shipping within usa only.

 
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I started digging sunroots today. They are for sale again for the same price and conditions as the past few years. (Even though online prices right now are through the roof!)

Joseph Lofthouse, October 2017 wrote:I started digging sunroot tubers today, I'm making them available for purchase by permies members. I'm asking $15 paper-currency for a small flat-rate box of tubers which includes postage.  If you'd like to please me by paying with silver, I'd accept 5 silver dimes (1964 or earlier) and $8 paper-currency to cover postage. Some of the tubers are huge, so I'll be chopping them up into smaller pieces so that I can fit about 10 different varieties into a box. They are unnamed varieties that are the first or second generation of offspring from my breeding project. They are clones that have pleased me a lot. Back when I was keeping track of names for them, they got names like Wow!, WTF?, HF!, etc... Shipping to usa only. Send me a personal message or email if you need my mailing address, or grab it from the image on the bottom of my web site.

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Sunroots, Egyptian onions, garlic scallions
 
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Joseph, are you planning on selling sunroot tubers this fall? Thanks.
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