Root - cooked. Rich in starch, it is delicious cooked
. The root contains enormous quantities of nutritious substances
There are no material uses listed for Megacarpaea gigantea.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Megacarpaea gigantea.
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if this is possible. Otherwise sow it in early spring in a cold frame. Prick the seedlings out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.
Root cuttings may succeed
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We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeeds outdoors in most of this country. The flowers are normally hermaphrodite but are sometimes monoecious or reduced
. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a light well-drained soil in a sunny position
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Megacarpaea gigantea. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Megacarpaea gigantea.
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Material uses & Functions
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Root Zone Tendancy
? 1.01.11.21.3 Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)
? 2.02.12.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)