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- Common name:
- Tapioca White
- Regional name:
- Hindi - Shakarkand, Manipuri –umangra, Marathi - Prochugaali Chine, Pavde-pharin, Tamil - Maravallikkilanku, Allvalli Kizhangu, Malayalam - Kollikkilannu, Maraccini, Marakkilannu, Telugu – Karrapendalamu, Kannada - Kanagale, Mara Genasu, Baragaalada Gedde
- Euphorbiaceae or Poinsettia family
- Sun growing, Semi shade
- Normal, Can tolerate more
- Primarily grown for:
- Flowering season:
- Flowers are inconspicuous
- Foliage color:
- Variegated, Green, White
- Plant Height or length:
- 1 to 2 meters
- Plant Spread or Width:
- 1 to 2 meters
- Plant Form:
- Spreading, Upright or Erect
- Manihot esculenta var. albifolia is a variety of the plant Manihot esculenta, also known as cassava, white cassava, or sweet cassava. It is native to South America and is widely grown in tropical and subtropical regions for its starchy, tuberous root, which is a staple food in many parts of the world. M. esculenta var. albifolia is characterized by its white, sweet-tasting root and is often used to make cassava flour, tapioca, and other food products. It is a hardy plant that can tolerate drought and poor soil conditions, but it requires a long growing season and a warm, humid climate to thrive.
To care for Manihot esculenta var. albifolia, follow these guidelines:
- Plant cassava in well-draining soil in a sunny location.
- Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, but be careful not to overwater as this can cause the roots to rot.
- Apply a balanced fertilizer once a month to promote healthy growth.
- Protect the plant from pests and diseases by keeping the area around it clean and free of debris, and by avoiding overwatering.
- Harvest the roots when they are at least a year old, after the plant has flowered and produced seeds. To harvest, carefully dig up the roots with a shovel and cut off the top growth. The roots can be stored for several months in a cool, dry place.
Cassava, or Manihot esculenta var. albifolia, is a nutritious and versatile plant that has many benefits. Some of the benefits of cassava include:
- High in carbohydrates: Cassava is a good source of carbohydrates, which provide energy and are an important part of a healthy diet.
- Gluten-free: Cassava is naturally gluten-free, making it a suitable alternative for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
- Rich in vitamins and minerals: Cassava is a good source of vitamin C, thiamin, and niacin, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, and zinc.
- Drought-resistant: Cassava is a drought-tolerant plant that can grow in dry conditions, making it a valuable crop in areas with limited water resources.
- Long shelf life: Cassava roots can be stored for several months, making them a valuable food source in areas where food is scarce.
Cassava is also a major source of food and income for many small farmers in tropical countries. It is easy to grow, requires few inputs, and can be grown in a variety of soil types, making it an important crop for food security and economic development.