If anyone needs cassava cuttings, you can find them here.
I used to have my own cassava cuttings for sale but I do not anymore; yet they are available for a good price on ebay, so hey – go buy ’em!
Cassava is EASY to grow across the state of Florida and beyond, provided you’re in USDA growing zone 8 or warmer. Otherwise, you’ll want to grow them in big pots.
Simply stick the cuttings right-side-up in the soil and they’ll grow. See the cartoon in the middle of a cane cutting?
Even if you live in an area that freezes (but doesn’t stay freezing for long), cassava comes back from the ground in spring and will keep enlarging its roots. We get temperatures in the teens where I live: the cassava survives, even though all above-ground growth is lost.
Cassava is delicious boiled, or boiled then fried. It’s really good in pot roast!
The leaves cannot be eaten raw but are quite decent when boiled. If you’re not growing this great tropical perennial, try it out.
-David The Good