Eddoe

Colocasia esculenta 'ishikawa-wase'

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  • Flower name
    Eddoe
  • Scientific name
    Colocasia esculenta 'ishikawa-wase'
  • AliasEddoe, 里芋, Colocasia esculenta, Ishikawa wase, 石川早生
  • Place of originSouth-East Asia, such as Murray
  • Place of floweringRice paddies
  • Flowering seasonAugust

What is Eddoe

Eddoe, 'Ishikawa-wase, or Satoimo(scientific name: Colocasia esculenta 'Ishikawa-wase') is a non-cold tolerant perennial in the family Araceae, the genus Colocasia, and can be eaten as a root vegetable. It is called taro in contrast to yam, and it is one of the commonly sold potatoes in supermarkets. It produces pale yellow bracts with inflorescences similar to Calla in summer. It is dioecious, with yellow male flowers above the spikelets and green female flowers in a dense cluster below. The leaves are green, large, thick, water-repellent and rooted. The leaves grow in bunches of four to five nearly upright leaves. Its leaves are elongated and heart-shaped. It reproduces by planting small potatoes instead of seeds, which are produced after flowering. Yatsukashira is a variety of taro.

Common Name: Eddoe, Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Ishikawa-wase'', Aka: Satoimo, Ishikawa-wase', Eddoe, Origin: Southeast Asia, Grass height: 200 cm, Leaf length: 30-50 cm, Stem shape: Oval, Leaf: Rhizomatous, Leaf texture: Water-repellent Leaf color: green, leaf margin: full margin, vein: parallel, plant: male and female, flower stem length: 30 cm, bract length: 20 cm, bract length: 20 cm, bract color: light yellow, female flower color: green, male flower color: yellow, inflorescence length: 15 cm, flower diameter: 2 cm, flowering season: August, edible or not: edible part: tuber (kaikeike) part is potato, petiole is zuki (potato stem), variety: Ishikawa Early maturity, harvest time: October, cooking methods: stewing, cooking with rice, Osechi dishes, etc.


  • Eye
    Alismatales
  • Family
    Araceae
  • Genus
    Colocasia
  • Species
    C. esculenta 'ishikawa'
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Fleshy inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Ovate/elliptic
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeNon-hardy perennials vegetables
  • Flower colorsYellow White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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