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GROWING CHINESE WATER CHESTNUTS IN HAWAII

@inproceedings{Hopkins2005GROWINGCW,
  title={GROWING CHINESE WATER CHESTNUTS IN HAWAII},
  author={S. Hopkins},
  year={2005}
}
  • S. Hopkins
  • Published 2005
  • BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION The Chinese water chestnut, Eleocharis dulcis ((Burm. f.) Henschel), is a member of the sedge family (Cyperaceae). It is a true aquatic that can only grow in water. The plant has a rush-like appearance with 4-6 tubular stems that are upright and about 3 to 4 feet tall. The plant produces 1 to 2-inch brown corms on rhizomes at its base under the soil. The corms have white flesh which has a crisp texture and sweet nutty taste. Water chestnuts are fairly high in sugars… CONTINUE READING

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