The farmers can choose planting periods as follows :
*Toward the end of the rainy season from November to January, or
*At the beginning of the rainy season from February to April
Planting toward the end of the rainy season will likely result in slower growth, because of the lack of rain during the dry season. It is recommended to plant in sandy soils and sandy loam and not in clayey soils. Tapioca roots, if grown at the end of the rainy season, are relatively large but less numerous, when compared with the case in which tapioca is grown at the beginning of the rainy season. When harvested at the age of 12 months, tapioca will be very much in demand, and the starch content is high. This will bring better prices of tapioca among growers.