Edible Bamboo

giganteusIf you want bamboo for edible shoots, your choices will be affected by your goals & your environment.

 

EDIBLE

Many of the bamboo species we carry have shoots that are edible.

Different cultures seem to have different taste preferences.

Basically, there are ‘commercial quality’ shoots as well as good choices for the home garden.   They may or may not be the same depending on space and rainfall.

The first group  are the shoots primarily considered useful for commercial trade, either based on particular flavors or size or amount of material harvested.

More rainfall More water =  sweeter shoots.

Harvesting before the shoots are sun exposed = sweeter shoots.

 

COMMERCIAL OR HOME

Black asper
Brandesii
Membranaceous
New Guinea Sweet Shoot
Monastery  Bamboo
Giganteus
Maxima
Verticillata
Atter
Chinese Sweet Shoot
Philippine Sweet Shoot

 

Edible bamboo plants.HOME VARIETIES
All or any of the above plus the following:

Hitam hijau
Mexican Weeping
Rachel Carson
Java Black
Timor Black
Angelmist/Ghost