Over-winter Dahlia Tubers
Separate the Tubers
selected one or more tubers, separate them from the stem using a
sharp knife or large pair of scissors. The aim is to achieve as
clean a cut through the stem as possible. Each separated tuber
must include a part of the main stem.
The dahlia picture on the left shows a selected tuber separated from the
stem, but with a piece of the stem still attached. It's important to keep a part of the main
stem attached to the tuber because the area around the stem and the top of the tuber is
where eyes will sprout. Remove all excess material from the tuber.
Trim the Tubers
The picture on the right shows a trimmed tubers. The
excess material has been removed which will help prevent rotting
during storage. Note that lthe long tail has been removed using a very sharp knife.
In all cases however, the stem
portion at the top of the tuber has not been removed.
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