Growing Calendar for Tiger Nut - Chufa Black Tiger
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A come back from the 1950s Black Tiger is a sought-after superfood. Makes a healthy vitamin-rich snack. High in iron, Vitamins C and E and with a digestive-resistant starch, they keep you fuller for longer – great for keeping you away from tempting calorific snacks.
No nut-allergy fears with this ‘nut’ – which is not a true nut but underground tubers- much like potatoes. Treat them like potatoes too don’t let them dry out while growing and at first frost in early winter lift your plants, harvest the knobbly ‘nuts’ from the roots, -wash and eat fresh or dry them and eat later when dried and have that bit of crunch.
How your plants arrive
You receive 1 1.5litre pot plant containing a ball of soil with roots running through it and young stem growth above the soil.
Although they are little they are the perfect size to get growing fast once you plant them up.
Your pot may be wrapped in polythene to give the root zone the ideal humid environment when it arrives to you.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your tiger nut plant straight away into its permanent position make sure the soil is kept moist at all times.
Look to planting in its permanent position within 5-7 days.