Status: Ahipa is probably the most unpredictable crop that we sell. I hope to have some seeds to offer in 2018, but it depends entirely on the weather. The odds of a good seed crop in any given year appear to be about 1 in 3.
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.