Chufa produces multiple underground pea-sized tubers that have a wonderful crunchiness and delicious sweet taste reminiscent of fresh coconut. It is an inexpensive source of protein and is the main ingredient of Spanish horchata, and is now being used in products as a substitute for dairy for people who are lactose-intolerant.
Water: Must be kept moist
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: A linear leaved sedge that grows to 12” tall
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to rich garden soil
Origin: Found widely in much of the Eastern Hemisphere. Not invasive like its cousin, the umbrella sedge.