Arracacha: Flogged into Flowering

Arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) flowers

If I had to pick one indispensable personality trait for the plant breeder, it would be patience.  It is one of the few areas of endeavor I can think of where doing something the same way, repeatedly, until it works, is a viable strategy.  It is surprising how often I succeed with a plant at […]

Arracacha: A New Beginning

Arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) variety comparison

Arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) is just the sort of plant that I normally try to talk myself out of growing.  It is delicious, but a real challenge to grow in most climates.  It originated in the middle elevations of the Andes, a Goldilocks climate where temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold, but just right.  […]

Know Your Andean Root Vegetables: Part 2

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Here is the second of our Andean root vegetable fliers.  This one has the lesser known Andean crops: Achira, Ahipa, Arracacha, Maca, and Mauka.  There is a link to the full two-page version below.    Click here for the two page PDF.