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Cassava

Cassava Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 36" (914 mm)
Row Spacing: 36" (914 mm)
Planting Depth: " ( mm)
Plants Per Person: 2
Soil Temperature: °F (°C)
Days to Emergence:
Recommended Soil PH:
Earliest Outdoor Planting: After Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors

Planting Cassava

Cassava likes to grow in rich, moist soil that has been loosened up. Choose a healthy cassava stem from a plant that has already borne tubers. Keep it in a cool dry place and wait about 10 days after you cut it to plant it. Form raised ridges in rows about 6 to 10 inches high and about 1 yard apart. Cut off a six-inch section of the stem and place it into the moist soil, the same direction it grew. The section should have a few growing buds on it. Bury half of the cut piece and press down the soil around it. Plant the rest of your stems about 1 yard apart in the raised ridges.

Growing Cassava

Weed the beds for the first 6 weeks and mound the soil up around the plant to strengthen it against the winds. Water as necessary.

Harvesting and Storing Cassava

Harvest the cassava tubers after about ten months of growing time. Cut off the larger tubers from the stem and allow the rest to continue to grow. They can stay in the ground for about 18 months. Once cut, they are perishable so either cook immediately or coat with a layer of paraffin.

Cassava Insect and Disease Information

Cassava Yield Information

Cassava requires 10 months of growing time and plenty of heat.
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