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Cassava is the plant that produces both the edible yuca root and tapioca.
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Stem sections sprout into fast-growing plants. Dig tubers at the end of the growing season and cook them like potatoes or extract the starch to make your own tapioca!
|Foliage:||large palmate leaves|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||8 to 11|
|Propagation / Germination:||Bury stem sections horizontally 2-3" deep in warm soil and keep moist.Sprouts should appear within a week or two.|
|Water:||maintain adequate moisture levels for maximum production, but drought-tolerant once established|
|Pests and Diseases:||no serious pests|
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