Discover the Best Dasheen Varieties for Your Garden

Grow Delicious and Nutritious Dasheen

Unlock the secrets to cultivating the perfect Dasheen variety tailored to your climate and culinary preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our guide will help you make the best choice for a bountiful harvest.

Choosing Your Dasheen Variety

Find the Perfect Dasheen for Your Needs

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Step 1: Site Selection

Choose a location with well-drained, fertile soil and partial to full sunlight. Dasheen prefers consistently moist soil, so ensure the site can retain moisture without becoming waterlogged.

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Step 2: Soil Preparation

Test the soil pH and aim for a range of 5.5-6.5. Remove rocks and debris to create a good rooting environment. Enrich the soil with compost and organic matter to enhance fertility.

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Step 3: Planting Time

Plant Dasheen during the spring or early summer when the soil has warmed up and the risk of frost has passed. This timing ensures optimal growth conditions.

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Step 4: Spacing and Depth

Space plants 2-3 feet apart in rows 3-4 feet apart to allow for adequate growth and air circulation. Dig holes 6-8 inches deep, place the corms or suckers with the growing points facing upwards, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly.

Caring for Dasheen Plants

Proper care is essential for healthy Dasheen plants and a good yield. Follow these steps to ensure your plants thrive.



Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water regularly, especially during dry periods, to maintain growth.



Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch, such as straw or leaves, around the base of the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.



Use a balanced organic fertilizer before planting. Apply a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to support leafy growth and root development.



Regularly remove weeds that compete for nutrients and water to ensure your Dasheen plants have the best growing conditions.

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Pest and Disease Management

Monitor for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and caterpillars. Treat with natural remedies like neem oil if necessary. Ensure proper spacing and airflow to prevent fungal issues.

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Harvesting Dasheen

Harvest Dasheen at the peak of ripeness for the best flavor and quality. Follow these steps for a successful harvest.

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Harvest corms (roots) when the leaves begin to yellow and die back, usually 8-10 months after planting. Harvest leaves for cooking when they are young and tender.

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Use a garden fork or shovel to carefully lift the corms from the soil. Handle Dasheen carefully to avoid bruising or damaging the roots.

Post-Harvest Care


Wash the corms thoroughly to remove soil. Peel and cut the corms as needed for cooking or storage.


Store fresh Dasheen corms in a cool, dry place for up to several weeks. For longer storage, consider freezing, canning, or drying the corms.


Cooked Dasheen can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or frozen for several months. Proper preservation ensures you enjoy Dasheen year-round.

Nutritional and Health Benefits of Dasheen

Discover the incredible nutritional value and health benefits of incorporating Dasheen into your diet. This versatile root vegetable can significantly contribute to your overall well-being.


Rich in Essential Nutrients

Dasheen is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. These nutrients are vital for maintaining good health and supporting various bodily functions.


Supports Digestive Health

The dietary fiber in Dasheen aids digestion and promotes a healthy gut. Regular consumption can help prevent constipation and improve overall digestive health.


Boosts Immune System

With its high vitamin C and antioxidant content, Dasheen helps boost the immune system, protecting your body against infections and diseases.

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