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Organic Dahlia Tubers

Organic Dahlia Tubers

Spanish Botanists discovered the Dahlia growing wild on the sandy hillsides of Mexico in the 16th century. They are quite rightly a very popular garden plant being available in a huge range of colours, heights and sizes. Dahlias do not produce scented flowers and attract pollinators by their bright colours. Tubers can be saved from year to year and give a very good return on your initial ‘investment’.  Our Dahlia tubers are organic and not treated with neonicotinoids so are good news for pollinators.

The Dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. Dahl regarded it as a vegetable rather than a garden flower, but interest switched from the edible tubers to the blooms when the first varieties with large, double flowers were bred in Belgium in 1815.  For information on how to grow Dahlias, please click HERE.  

  • Dahlias serve decorative purposes in cakes, tarts, pastries, salads and in garnishing of deserts.
  • The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs, but this use largely died out after the Spanish Conquest. In Europe and America, prior to the discovery of insulin in 1923, diabetics — as well as consumptives — were often given a substance called Atlantic starch or diabetic sugar, derived from inulin, a naturally occurring form of fruit sugar, extracted from Dahlia tubers.

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