Status: I hope that we are now on a schedule that makes it possible to offer offsets annually. We should have enough plants of both varieties to sell offsets in 2018.
Arracacha is one of the most popular of the Andean root and tuber crops in South America. Much like the potato, it is used as the basis for many processed food products like breads, cakes, chips, and as a starchy additive to many foods. The roots are starchy, soft and sticky when cooked, and have a very appealing flavor somewhere between potato and carrot. Unfortunately, this is probably the most difficult of these crops to grow in North America. Its growing season is a bit longer than a year and it will not survive frost, so it will generally need to be grown with protection through the cold months to have any hope of a harvest.