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Apios americana - Hopniss, Groundnut, Peavine Improved, ‘Blackmon’
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A thin, twining vine which emerges late in spring and dies back in September. Host to silver spotted skippers. Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and can tolerate being waterlogged.
A choice edible and a staple of the Susquehannock People and other Indigenous Tribes. It is important to cook these tubers slowly for optimal digestibility.
A nitrogen fixer.
Grows 8-16’ in full sun to part shade, average to medium wet soil. Can be grown as a ground cover.
Plant 2-3” deep and mulch to inhibit weeds. Tuber is ready to harvest as early as mid summer.
Does not usually flower in our climate.
Source: local, improved Size: 5 tubers
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Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.