Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum
Unfortunately, it is not the fragrant version. Takes up a lot of room and creates a lot of shade from all of the large “elephant ear” shaped leaves, despite having such small produce.
We actually have multiple types growing, the image in the gallery is a different type to the current crop which seems to produce much smaller rhizomes.
Update on 2020-07-23:
Steamed the little rhizomes today. Very little flavour but an amazing texture like a ball of perfectly smooth mashed potato.
Update on 2020-07-22:
Harvested one plant today. Looks like it’s a teeny-tiny version of taro! I can’t believe how small the rhizome is compared to how ginormous the leaves and stems are. It’s really odd looking to have such a large plant like this!
Mostly came from a bulk pack of mini-taro from the Fruitarian Supermarket, Ashfield for $2.