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Oct 7, 2015 11:18 AM CST
I planted some turmeric root that I bought at an Indian store early in the summer. It outgrew the planter so I just dug it up. The growing tips are very pale in color, then it gets darker closer to the center but overall is only light orange-yellow. It smells and tastes like turmeric but I think of turmeric as very strongly colored, are there varieties like this?
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Name: Lin
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Oct 7, 2015 11:57 AM CST
Hi Beekaye, Welcome to All Things Plants!

I don't grow Turmeric and I don't know a thing about it but I see photos in our database of both pale and dark roots!
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Oct 7, 2015 2:51 PM CST
I saw this link and it shows some of the other varieties of turmeric:
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Oct 7, 2015 3:53 PM CST
I shop at an Indian grocery store and they sell two types of fresh Turmeric; a 'normal' color orange-y one and another which is almost white.
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