It’s normal that Hablitzia tamnoides and various Alliums have young shoots at this time of year, but I’d never seen shoots and clusters of flower buds on Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginiana) and Angelica atropurpurea before in December…
This is the 3rd year of growing Paolo Gaiardelli‘s first year Dayneutral x wild Italian crosses – harvested today! I’ve selected 5 interesting looking tubers to grow for a 4th year before deciding whether to keep them!
Here’s a Norwegian article about the project: http://www.skogoglandskap.no/nyheter/2013/krysninger_mellom_vill_italiensk_og_norsk_jordskokk/newsitem
I found the following description on the net from “Taylor’s Guide to Heirloom Vegetables”:
Dave’s Shrine (Judy’s Red or Wolcottonian Red) was collected by Dave Briars of Craftsbury, Vermont. Long (3-4 in.), fat tubers have beautiful bronzy purple skins; ivory –coloured flesh contains lots of dry matter, which gives this variety a “saltier”, more meaty taste than other chokes.
The white variety is Stampede which is probably identical to Bianca and Norwegian Dagnøytral (see http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=2669)