Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bamboo and Tabasco sauce

Being a member of the American Bamboo Society, I get a copy of Bamboo Magazine, which I really enjoy. The June 2009 edition had an article on Avery Island, Louisiana, the home of E.A. McIlhenny's world famous Tabasco sauce. On the island is Jungle Gardens a 250 acre preserve that features exotic plants including large bamboo groves, one is a Moso grove planted by McIlhenny himself in 1910. If you have never seen Phylostachys edulis "Moso", it maxes out at 75 feet tall with 7 inch diameter culms, one of the largest in the world. And, the culms have a light fur on them, really nice texture.

I'll have to put Avery Island on my "must-visit" list for sure.

More info can be found here.

Cheers!

Sean

3 comments:

Daffodil Planter said...

Okay, that's my new favorite magazine title! C'mon up to Grass Valley--new bamboo products store on Mill Street.

Tawnya said...

Do know of any cold weather commercial grade bamboo species?

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Talking about bamboos... Do you eat bamboo stalks? They're extremely delicious. The best!