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[Wanted] Cassava Butterstick / Butter Stick

 
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Having tasted a local cassava and finding it unpalatable, I want to avoid growing just any variety for fear of wasting time and precious space on something I'm going to dislike. But cassava is a very useful and productive starch crop... I want to grow it! I would get over my moderate dislike of it if all cassava were the same, but I know there are better-tasting varieties out there, which further fuels my search for it. I was tempted to buy "Sweet Jamaican Red" on eBay, but besides not shipping to PR, I'm not sure if it's as good as they say.

I read David the Good's blog on his experiences with cassava, and he seems quite finicky about it... Like me! Apparently, out of the many varieties he's tasted, the only one he found tasty and free of even the slightest bitter aftertaste was "Butterstick" / "Butter Stick" (not sure about the spelling, someone correct me)... That one, and a red-leaved variety (¿Jamaican Red?), but Butter Stick was better.

•Edit: Blog post here: http://www.thesurvivalgardener.com/better-cassava-varieties/

I've asked my local Ag Research Station and have looked all over the net, NO ONE seems to have it! The lack of available information about it online would have me believe it doesn't exist.

¿Does anyone here have it or know where to obtain it? I'd like a few cuttings to grow what I hope is a great Cassava variety.
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I also follow David and am hopeful to try some cassava here in 7b. We'll see how it goes! I did go ahead and buy some sweet Jamaican red.
Supposedly there are some varieties that will yield decently after just 6 months. I have been looking for some of those and butterstick as well.

If you find a butterstick supplier, let me know please! :)
 
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