Leaves. Used as a flavouring.Young stems - raw or cooked as a vegetable. The stems are sometimes blanched and used like celery in salads.
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This species is not very hardy in Britain but it can be grown here as a half-hardy perennial, the roots being harvested in the autumn, stored overwinter in a cool frost-free place and planted out in the spring. This species is often cultivated for its edible root in S. America, where there are many named varieties. Attempts in the 19th century to cultivate it as a commercial crop in Europe, however, were unsuccessful. Plants take about 120 - 240 days from planting to produce a crop and 300 - 400 days to produce a crop of mature tubers. At harvest time there can be as many as 10 tubers each the size of a carrot formed around the central root196]. One plant can yield 2 - 3 kg of edible roots, total yields of 40 tonnes per hectare are possible. Preventing the plant from flowering can increase yields. Plants might be sensitive to daylength, possibly requiring short days to initiate tuber production, and so may not be suitable for temperate climates. They also have a longer growing season than potatoes and are frost-tender so need a relatively long growing season.Plants do not always produce viable seed in S. America.
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