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Stachys affinis, the Chinese artichoke, chorogi, knotroot, artichoke betony, or crosne, is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Lamiaceae. Its rhizome can be grown as a root vegetable. While the plant is easy to grow, the tubers are small, convoluted, and indented, so they are considered very tedious, if not difficult to clean properly. The thin skin ranges from a pale beige to ivory-white colour. The flesh underneath, under proper cultivation, is white and tender.

Crosnes (pronounced crones) are crunchy little tubers that are delicious sauteed, pickled, or raw. The plant has upright stems and pink, purple blossoms that are related to the mint family. Creepy shaped little tubers. Give'em a try! Stachys affinis.

Kiwi 'Issai' - the Cocktail Kiwi Actinidia deliciosa (Actinidia chinensis, Chinese Gooseberry) Hardy Perennial

Crosnes and Peas: Crosnes are small, crisp, tan-skinned white tubers with a crisp texture and mild nutty, artichoke-like flavor. Crosnes (pronounced "crone") are unusual tubers that grow like potatoes and resemble sunchokes in flavor, texture, and use.

lotus pod - I think Lotus flour is what the Chinese use for General Tso's chicken - one of my favorites in Chinese foods