Prized for its exceptionally large and tasty tubers, Dr. Yao ™ Climbing Yam Cinnamon Vine is widely used in Chinese cooking.
Native to China and Japan, these unique vines are prized for their ornamental value and tasty tubers. With a nutty potato like flavor, Cinnamon Vine Tubers are eaten boiled, steamed or mashed like potatoes. hardy Perennial vines, they die back in the winter and re-grow in the spring.
Latin Name: Dioscorea batatas
Site and Soil: Dr. Yao Climbing Yams like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Climbing Yams do not require pollination.
Hardiness: Climbing Yams can be grown where temperatures fall to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in width on fence, trellis or other support.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Tubers are ready in fall.
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Climbing Yams are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed