[box type=”note”]Status: Bulking up ahipa seed is a slow process in this climate, but we’re having some success. It will probably be 2018 before we have enough to sell again.[/box]
Ahipa is one of the rarest of the Andean root crops. It is a bean that produces an edible storage tuber. The tuber is generally eaten raw, like a fruit, similarly to yacon. It is starchier and a little sweeter than yacon. Ahipa is quite similar to jicama, which is a member of the same genus.