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.
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.