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Chufa: Jumbo
Chufa: Jumbo

Chufa: Jumbo

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Name: Chufa 'Jumbo'

 Cyperus esculentus var. sativus

Origin: Central America


 'Jumbo' variety is the best flavoured chufa variety that I grow, in my opinion, though they are not the best producer. After drying they are very sweet and full of almond flavour. The tubers are formed under the plant in mid to late autumn. Harvest when the leaves have mostly died down. Although not spreading, any tiny tubers you leave in the ground will sprout next year so keep an eye out for that.

The tubers taste just like almonds.


When to sow: After frosts and when the soil is warm in spring. November in Southern Australia. Plant tubers directly where they are to grow


Plant Type: Grass-like plant

 Uses: Fresh eating, boiling. making Horchata. Can be ground and added to breakfast cereals.

 Growing Conditions: The are not fussy about soil but should be grown in light sandy soil for ease of harvest. Keep well watered throughout the growing period.

 Pests and Diseases: Sometimes mice will dig into the roots and eat the tubers before they are harvested.

 Special Qualities: Flavour.


Seeds: 20 tubers in packet.