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Edible bamboos

Edible bamboos Height
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Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda
Swollen knots, weeping shape.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
3-5 0,8-3 -15 View prices
Phyllostachys aurea
The knots are very close together at the base of some canes. The canes exposed to the sun take on a golden colour.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
5-7 1,5-5,5 -25 View prices
Phyllostachys aureosulcata Alata
Canes are totally green, with a zig zag form at their base.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
4,5-7 1,5-4 -28 View prices
Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis
These coarse canes are entirely light yellow, the youngest ones will become yellow/red in the sun. The canes often form a zig zag. Upright growth.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
4,5-7 1,5-5,5 -26 View prices
Phyllostachys aureosulcata Spectabilis
These coarse canes are sun yellow coloured with green stripes. They often form a zig zag shape at their base. Upright growth.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
6+ 1,5-5 -26 View prices
Phyllostachys bambusoïdes Castillonnis
Yellow canes with wide green stripes, green leaves lightly striped with white.
Runner root system
9-12+ 4-7 -20 View prices
Phyllostachys bambusoïdes Castillonnis inversa
Green canes with wide yellow stripes, green leaves lightly striped with white.
Runner root system
9-12+ 4-7 -19 View prices
Phyllostachys bambusoïdes Tanakae
Green canes speckled with black, green leaves, upright shape.
Runner root system
5,5-10,5 4-8 -15 View prices
Phyllostachys glauca
Dark blue/green canes, green leaves. Young shoots are edible.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
7-10 2-5,5 -26 View prices
Phyllostachys nigra Boryana
Sombre green/blue canes, stained with brown. Slim light leaves in dark green, upright growth.
Slightly spreading root system
8-12+ 9 -23 View prices
Phyllostachys nigra Henonis
Olive green to yellow canes. Slim feathery dark green leaves, upright shape. Young shoots are edible.
Runner root system
8-12+ 2,5-7,5 -25 View prices
Phyllostachys nuda Localis
Dark green canes with crimson brown stains, green leaves, upright shape.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
4,5-7 1,5-2,5 -28 View prices
Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens
Very dark shiny green leaves, long and broad. Young edible shoots.
Runner root system
7-10 2-5 -26 View prices
Phyllostachys viridis
Pale green canes, noticeable knots marked by white waxy coating, sinewy light green foliage, upright shape. Young shoots are edible.
Runner root system
9-14+ 3,5-8,5 -20 View prices
Sasa palmata nebulosa
Green canes stained with black, very light broad green leaves.
Runner root system
1-4 0,4-1 -26 View prices
Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Green canes turning crimson brown , green foliage is supple, columnar shape.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
8 -20 View prices
Semiarundinaria makinoi
Green canes that turn crimson rose, green dense foliage, columnar shape.
Runner root system (spreading variety)
3,5-5,5 2,5-4 -22 View prices

Edible bamboos
Young bamboo shoots are delicious in salads or as an accompaniment to white meats. Harvest the young shoots when they are between 10 and 20cm long, preferably in the morning. Cut them off at ground level. They should be kept in the fridge and are best eaten the same day, prepare them by first removing the sheaths and then boiling them. All bamboos are edible (but some are very bitter). Planfor has selected for you some of the best varieties for cooking.

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