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Peruvian Root Vegetable , Ancient Inca food, in cultivation for at least 2000 yrs, Mainly the root is used, much like a large turnip & mostly off-white to yellow in colour. Hardy perennial, with a low-growing, mat-like stem system, its scalloped leaves lie close to the ground & produce small, self-fertile, white flowers. Usually grown as an annual; (7 to 9 mths) Roots can be stored for upto 7 yrs. A natural repellent for root crop pests, interplant with potatoes etc, can be mashed or boiled or ground for bread flour, fermented for beer, leaves used raw or cooked in salads , Seed Count Approx - 100+ avg,.......... Seeds sent outside the United Kingdom may incur Higher Shipping / Handling Charges