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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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