Cassava grows and produces well in our climate. But the tubers are so tasty everything (termites, possums and wallabies) gobble up the tubers before you get to harvest them. So this year I grew them in my veggie garden over the wet. I'm just harvesting them now. This is butter cassava a cultivar that is yellowish and has a nice hint of butter (especially if you add butter to the cooking) or at least not dry tasting.
And here is how i peel it. if you are clumsy like me use a butter knife rather than a sharp one that might damage your wrist if you slip.
There are some fabulous recipes for cassava. It makes brilliant gluten free flour and is delicious in stews, soups and curries, where it will gladly take on any flavour you put in its vicinity.