We are in a cold zone so we don’t have many choices of the bamboo that grows well in a sunny spot. So, we could not choose the one with good tasting shoots
No shoot is worth eating from this variety. In recently years, harsh winters have killed many canes. New ones come up but it’s a pain to have to cut down the dead ones (many of them). We have so many bamboo sticks we don’t know what to do with them. Most of our neighbors don’t have veggie gardens or fruit orchard. They don’t want these bamboo sticks even they are free.