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Tropaeolum tuberosum - A perennial plant from Peru, grown there as early as 5,500 BC & still a major food source. It is peppery in flavour when raw as it contains mustard oils, but this quality softens when cooked. Very versatile & been used for hundreds of years used in traditional medicine. Has an extraordinary high resistance to insect, nematode, & bacterial pests. In Colombia it is planted as a companion crop to repel pests in potato fields. Treat as you would a potato (not Hardy) Fine in containers. Priced for: 1 tuber