Beware the Dahlia

The dahlia has captured the eye of many a gardener throughout the ages, but these edible flowers have an appeal that's more than just skin deep.

The tubers are the most nutritious and substantial part of the plant; they are safe to eat raw or cooked. Over the years, dahlia growers have focused their efforts on creating varieties with brilliant colors and forms, often disregarding tuber quality.
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