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~UBI~ Edible TUBER Dioscorea Alata PURPLE YAM PLANT Live small tuber rdy2plant

Price: $14.99


Khoai mỡ tím

Violet Yam, Ube, Ubi, Purple Yam, Khoai mỡ tím

(Dioscorea alata var. violacea)
Dioscorea purpurea

Khoai mỡ is an exotic yam that originates from Asia. The root vegetable has a rough, charcoal-colored skin with a  creamy violet flesh. It is grated and cooked until soft. The texture is unique once cooked. Like many other Buddhist vegetarian dishes, this  ingredient is used to imitate meat. It has some resemblance to pork fat, hence the word 'mỡ', which means 'fat' ('khoai' means 'potato') in Vietnamese.


You are bidding on  one (bare root tuber.

  Purple Yam Recipes  

Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

over 40 ft. (12 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between  waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings

This vine has a "winged" stem cross  section, -it has very purple leaves and stem when first growing in the  spring. It also makes areal tubercles, - It is a very rare and beautiful  food plant, -the outside of the tuber looks brown like the wild Dioscorea  alata, but the inside of the tuber is very purple .  This Yam is used to make Indian dishes as well as some other cultures, from  other  tropical countries native recipes.

1. Like all the other edible and  medicinal yams, they are related to the Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) and thus have the potential to become  invasive in Florida and similarly mild climates, so each fall be sure to  harvest and eat/plant the aerial tubers.

2. The leaves are NOT eaten unlike  those of the unrelated various Sweet Potato cultivars (Ipomea batatas), just the large underground tubers and aerial tubers.

3. An aerial tuber planted now will lie dormant until late next spring, then  ERUPT into growth when humid heat returns. Totally "Jack and the Freakin'  Beanstalk growth rate!

4. Unlike the ground covering vines of Sweet  Potatoes, the true Yams (Dioscorea species) send their growth UP onto  trellises, fences, trees for support.

5. The true yams have been crucial  staples in the tropics and subtropics for many centuries as they are very  undemanding and productive. An aerial tuber the size of a small egg when  planted can weigh 5 pounds or more when dug up a year later.

6. The true yams are slimy like mega-okra  when sliced raw, but when baked, fried or boiled, the taste and texture  resemble a high quality white potato. They are also very nutritious.

7.  They have few if any pests beyond chronically swampy soil. They are VERY  drought tolerant.

8. While the true yams have the potential to become  invasive if grown carelessly, they are SO very productive, and since VERY  few edible crops we rely on to stay healthy and alive are native to Florida. 

This ultra-rare Filipino 'Ube' purple yam cooking deepens  the purple color. Filipinos also use Ube to make a DELICIOUS lavender ice  cream!



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    Aloha, COLD WEATHER? We ship only  if weather along the route is safe for Live Plants. If any chance of cold or  heat damage we wait to ship until safe. We guarantee LIVE ARRIVAL within the  USA.


        All bare-root live plants shipped are wrapped  in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant's healthy transit to you. All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before      they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.

We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.

    All plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.

After Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at  Honolulu International airport.

USDA Certification charge  is included in Shipping and Handling @ $5 fee per item/species.

There is a packing and custom boxing fee.

Last and usually least is USPS postage (shipping)


We can ship certified live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling includes  USDA Certification.

International Buyers
– Please Note:
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Phytosanitary Certificate  is not included in this offer.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!

All international orders are shipped at the  BUYER'S RISK

 (shipped with or without documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On Arrival, loss,  confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges, etc.

All International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no more more than you can lose!



We accept online payments only through PayPal, Cash payments are only acceptable for in-person pick-ups and cash-on-delivery  (COD). Cash payment can not be sent through the mail. Message me if you want to send cash.


Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING RULE WILL CAN BE USED. Late or Multiple PayPal payments are  NOT eligible for any discount.

We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings  to you. This can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be shipped the following week and  NOT eligible for any combined discount. Non-paying bidders will be reported as an unpaid item to eBay.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is not included in this offer.



We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same PayPal payment.

This policy is good for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.

We ship on Tuesdays.

Payment must be received within 4 days of the auction ending.

Combined Discounts Won Auctions

For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

For 8+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges  individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional items)

My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. Domestic S/H includes  postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery.

I can't really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each  different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires us to clean and  prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island.

This requirement takes my wife and I, 2-3 days to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive  around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if  you can understand.

Before you purchase After you Receive your Items.

There is the risk when you grow plants  that they may die. LIVE PLANTS are PERISHABLE, guaranteed not to live forever.

US orders ONLY are GUARANTEED LIVE  ARRIVAL. All International orders are shipped at the BUYER's RISK!

When you order a plant we assume you are  prepared to care for it. It is your responsibility to know how to care for the  plant. Do some research before they arrive or seek experienced help.

 Small plants need protection from many  things, wind, sun, dry-out. They do well just in the garage or living room. They  need good light but not sunlight (full sun will burn small plants). Small pots dry-out easily. Just sitting in a  shallow tray of water works well. The idea is to keep the plants from  dehydrating.

Be careful if you decide to re-pot.  Re-potting voids any warranty. Plants are easily damaged with new/different mix.  Use NO fertilizers (this may kill your plants). Proper care is critical upon  arrival. Live Plants are NOT GUARANTEED  to survive under your care. DO NOT expect any live plant to be GUARANTEED to  remain alive. Plants are NOT GUARANTEED TO SURVIVE after you begin Care! Live  arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to you.


 IF YOU are NOT able to provide PROPER  CARE, PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT plant to be GUARANTEED after it perishes.


Please Do NOT email me after a week  after receiving and repotting your plant, and make a claim it arrived damaged.  All photo support  must be as arrived in original condition when received (in the box and packed as  delivered).

If you repot your plant after delivery,  all warranties are voided and no replacement is offered. You should use good  gardening skills and repot if desired but at buyer's risk and expense.

Not every plant that I grow survives, and  I am aware of that and accept the risk when I order. This is the risk that you  as the buyer ac

If repotted, you are responsible for the  condition of the plant. NO REPLACEMENT or REFUND WILL BE CONSIDERED  IF YOU HAVE REPOTTED THE PLANT.

cept, because there is no way to know what  kind of conditions it will endure in the trip to your door. My responsibility  ends when a live plant is delivered to your door.

You are agreeing to these terms  when you make this purchase from this listing.


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 From delivery confirmation, you have only  48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any  'Arrived Damaged'  claim. 

  All claims need to be supported  with Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked,  the box if damaged, the packing materials and any documents.

You must return an item in the same condition  as it was received, not used or altered in any way.

You must also include, in the  same condition as it was received:
All original packaging such as boxes,  bags, tags, and UPCs
Accessories such as cords and remote controls
Certificates, manuals, warranty, and rebate cards
"Free gifts" or bonus items
All items included in a bundle
Make sure you follow these guidelines.  If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your  buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

I am very reasonable and understanding,  anything can happen to small plants in transit, for this reason uninsurable.

The expense to send it to you is most of  your payment. To send any replacements, I try to piggy back with your next  order.

Replacement or refunds are NOT an options  for CUSTOMS SEIZURE.

ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USDA CERTIFIED  WITHIN THE U.S. - USDA and USPS fees are included in the actual cost of shipping  and Handling.

Please do not leave a 1 or 2 in my detailed  seller ratings for postage fees or any reason really because I will block you  from any further purchases.
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I ship items the best and least expensive  option. These are coming from Hawaii. The only thing inexpensive here in Hawaii  are my items!! I do ship all my items promptly via best method. If you feel like  the combined shipping fee is wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back  with me! I value your business and will work diligently to keep you satisfied. I  am very generous and reasonable with reasonable people, just ask.

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Rare Seeds

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When you receive your seeds, you have only 7 days to make any claim. Once planted, seeds can NOT be returned and no refund is offered. All seed sales are final. There are no germination guarantees.

Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be  made at the sole discretion of the seller.

  Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and  reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially,  the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes..

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