The Edible Bamboo for Shoot Production
This timber type of bamboo is used frequently for its edible shoots. Cuttings are made in the spring of the year just prior to sprouting. Also called Moso bamboo, this is the preferred species used for cutting sprouts although others can be used. Grown from roots, this species is hardy to -10 F. It survives in our polyhouses fine. It is probably a bit much to ask to grow in southern Michigan outdoors unless heavily mulched to save the root system. We have found it easy to grow even up to 5 ft. in two years. Currently in production for fall of 2019. Ships in October.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Adaptable and can grow in essentially rock and sand.Climate:
Zone 7-10Ease of Cultivation:
Very easy to establish. We have found this one to be bit more hardy than what is listed on the web. If it dies to the ground the plants will resprout. The sprouts are smaller in the north than the ones seen in the Chinese market image we are using.