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Manihot esculenta - Cassava


Product Description

5 seeds per pack. A tropical perennial or annual, known as the commercial source of cassava root and tapioca starch. The plant is widely grown commercially, with many commercial cultivars, and with the roots used for a variety of industrial and edible means. The raw roots can be highly poisonous, but with proper processing will yield an edible crop that is a dietary staple for millions. A fast-growing, shrubby and spindly tree to 6-10 ft / 3 m. Drought tolerant, grows best in frost-free climates. #735

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