Cassava is a highly productive root crop for the tropics. Just 1 plant can produce 60+ pounds of edible tubers. Here on Big Island we love planting cassava. They strike readily from cuttings, placed directly in the ground and 9 months – a year later you have more food than you can eat or share. We like to use cassava is to make roasted cassava fries, or use them in soups like potatoes. But, my very favorite thing to do is make our own cassava flour by grated the cassava, drying it and grinding it in our blender. You can see a tutorial here on how to make cassava flour.