Cassava is one of our tropical vegetable root crops which is suitable for the Sunshine Coast. Cassava is a shrubby, tropical perennial growing to about 3 metres tall. It is what Tapioca is made out of. The tubers are what are usually eaten and can be a replacement for potato. It has twice the fibre and is higher in potassium than potato. It can grow in poor soils and is fairly drought resistant. it must be eaten as soon as it is taken out of the ground as it can develop toxic compounds if left. So the best place to store it is in the ground! We often have it in he nursery and there is a great recipe here for Cassava Cake.
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