Agricultural Corner HARVESTING CASSAVA IN ANGUILLA

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By anguillian May 16, 2016 09:32 Updated

 

 

 

casThese days there appears to be little shortage of local sweet cassava in Anguilla, given the number of small farmers harvesting the root crop.

The latest harvest was in The Valley area where a well-known farmer reaped a 5-foot cassava tuber which weighed 26 pounds. “I planted the cuttings 14 months ago – not downwards, but crossways – and some people laughed at me, but see what I have reaped today,” he laughed.

The farmer probably knew what he was doing. If the particular cutting was planted downwards, growing to a depth of 5 feet, he might have been unable to extract it.

Cassava, like the sweet potato, is used for making pudding at some pastry-making outlets in Anguilla, or is simply cooked in homes. At events like the coming Welches Fest, in particular, cassava bread is a traditional feature.

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By anguillian May 16, 2016 09:32 Updated

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