Cassava Farming

Asked June 18, 2018, 2:03 PM EDT

Hello: 1) Can Cassava be grown in the United States? 2) Where can I get more information about Cassava Farming? Thanks for your help. Glen

Anne Arundel County Maryland vegetables farming plant care cassava

3 Responses

Glen,
Cassava is a crop that is grown in the tropics since it requires at least 8 to 18 months of warm and suitable weather to produce a good crop. It does not tolerate freezing temperatures, so it wouldn't be suitable as a crop in Maryland. https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_maes.pdf

If you are interested in learning about suitable crops to grow commercially in Maryland, we would encourage you to connect with the Anne Arundel County Extension Office. https://extension.umd.edu/anne-arundel-county/agriculture-natural-resources
Dave Myers is the Principal Agent who specializes in agronomy field crops. http://agnrfacultystaff.umd.edu/node/216

ckc

Hello:

Could Cassava be grown in the subtropical United States? As in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana?

Thanks for your help.

Glen

Glen,
Yes, it is technically possible to grow cassava in subtropical regions of the United States, such as Florida. Here is information from the University of Florida.
http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/cassava-a-crop-for-the-back-forty/
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv30000.pdf

ckc