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History of vegetables: Japanese crosne

Contrary to logic, the name of this ancient vegetable has nothing to do with its true origin, northwest China. Rather, it owes it to the town of Crosne in France where the local population adopted and cultivated it from 1882.

Japanese Crosne – Organic

stachys affinis

10.00$ - 18.00$

Few gardeners know this ancient vegetable native to the northwest of the China, despite the reference to Japan in its name! Even more curiously, it owes its name to the town of Crosne, in France, where the local population adopted and cultivated it at the end of the 19th century.

Crosne is grown for its creamy white edible tubers which take the form of small rosary beads only a few centimeters long.

Their fine flavor with hazelnut aromas is similar to salsify, Jerusalem artichoke and artichoke.

This vegetable can be boiled or sautéed covered in butter or chicken broth. Cooking only takes six to seven minutes. In Japan, crosne is often used in the preparation of osechis, traditional Japanese New Year dishes.

In China, crosnes are preserved in a vinegar brine, or sometimes spiced, and served for breakfast with rice porridge. In Europe, it is served raw in salads; as a starter with lamb's lettuce, pears or apples and hazelnuts; sautéed in oriental dishes or simply in garlic butter; oven roasted with other root vegetables; or baked in the oven.

* presale From December 2024. Expedition tubers is carried out from April 10, 2025 so that you can put them in the ground in May 2025. Shipping costs are to be expected for this product.

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Few gardeners know this ancient vegetable native to the northwest of the China, despite the reference to Japan in its name! Even more curiously, it owes its name to the town of Crosne, in France, where the local population adopted and cultivated it at the end of the 19th century.

Crosne is grown for its creamy white edible tubers which take the form of small rosary beads only a few centimeters long.

Their fine flavor with hazelnut aromas is similar to salsify, Jerusalem artichoke and artichoke.

This vegetable can be boiled or sautéed covered in butter or chicken broth. Cooking only takes six to seven minutes. In Japan, crosne is often used in the preparation of osechis, traditional Japanese New Year dishes.

In China, crosnes are preserved in a vinegar brine, or sometimes spiced, and served for breakfast with rice porridge. In Europe, it is served raw in salads; as a starter with lamb's lettuce, pears or apples and hazelnuts; sautéed in oriental dishes or simply in garlic butter; oven roasted with other root vegetables; or baked in the oven.

* presale From December 2024. Expedition tubers is carried out from April 10, 2025 so that you can put them in the ground in May 2025. Shipping costs are to be expected for this product.

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IMPORTANT: Presale from December 2024 // Shipping from April 10, 2025. Shipping costs are to be expected for this product.

 

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Weight 0.0 kg