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 (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. […]
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.