The Dasheen: A Southern Root Crop for Home Use and Market
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The foreign populations of our larger eities formerly used considerable quantities of dasheens and related vegetables imported from the Orient and the West Indies. This market is now supplied largely by dasheens grown in the Southern States.
Dasheens are used generally for home consumption by hundreds of growers and to a small extent by native Americans in a number of cities. Conservatism in food habits and the frequent marketing of dasheens of unattractive appearance or inferior quality have prevented a more rapid growth of the market demand. Continuous effort by growers and others in the South to make the excellence of this vegetable known to winter tourists and care in marketing only the best dasheens are calculated to bring about a largely increased demand.