Chufa (Cyperus esculentus var sativus), packet of 10 tubers
Family: Sedge (Cyperaceae)
Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual. Spring-sown tubers may be harvested in the fall.
(Earth Almond, Tiger Nuts, Nutsedge) This is the select type “var. sativus” which is not weedy. This plant propagates by tubers only–it does not make seed and does not make runners. Cultivated worldwide as a source of the nutritious tubers, which may be consumed raw, dried and ground to make a nutritious porridge or roasted, ground and extracted to make a hearty beverage not unlike coffee and/or chocolate. The raw tubers can be blended with water (in a blender) to make a beverage exactly like almond milk. As a medicinal herb, consumption is known to relieve indigestion and colic. Plant prefers sandy, evermoist soils and grows well at edge of water features, in wetlands and swamps. Soak tubers overnight and plant in warm conditions, with germination in 1 to 4 weeks. Space plants 6 inches apart.
10 tubers per packet, open-pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s