We planted some chuffa seed this spring that we purchased from Baker Creek. It took a long time for them to emerge and less than half germinated. Every couple of weeks now a new one will sprout up from the original planting.
The chuffa plant seems to have a long history as a food source for many different cultures. Chuffa tubers are described as slightly sweet and nutty flavored which is the main reason I am growing them. I also like referring to them as chuffa chuffa (pronounced fast and always in doubles) any time I talk about them for the sheer goofiness factor. Goofiness is an important gardening strategy.
Has anyone else out there grown chuffa? I’ve seen a lot of negative things about it. If you want to know more, here’s an extension article which covers it in great detail.