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Oca Variety Comparisons

This is a quick reference to oca varieties by flavor, yield, and tuber size.

Yield categories are Low (1 pound or less), Intermediate (between 1 and 2 pounds), and High (2 pounds or more).

Variety Tartness
Sweetness Photoperiod Yield Max Tuber Size Tuber Count
Adele 2 – Moderate 0 – None 13 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 30-40
Amarillo 1 – Low 2 – Moderate 12 hr 1 – Low 3 – 4 in 20-30
Apilla 1 – Low 1 – Low 12.5 hr 1 – Low 5+ in 30-40
BK08516.7 0 – None 0 – None 12 hr 1 – Low 4 – 5 in 30-40
BK08516.8 0 – None 2 – Moderate 12 hr 1 – Low 2 – 3 in 20-
Black 1 – Low 0 – None 12 hr 1 – Low 3 – 4 in 20-30
Blood Red 2 – Moderate 0 – None 12 hr 1 – Low 3 – 4 in 20-30
Bolivian Red 0 – None 2 – Moderate 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 3 – 4 in 30-40
Cherry Red 1 – Low 0 – None 12.5 hr 3 – High 5+ in 40+
Crema de Rosa 1 – Low 1 – Low 12 hr 1 – Low 2 – 3 in 20-
Golden 1 – Low 0 – None 12 hr 1 – Low 3 – 4 in 20-30
Hopin 3 – High 0 – None 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 20-30
Hyak 1 – Low 0 – None 12 hr 1 – Low 5+ in 20-30
Longview 0 – None 2 – Moderate 12 hr 1 – Low 3 – 4 in 30-40
Manzana 1 – Low 1 – Low 12 hr 1 – Low 3 – 4 in 20-30
Mexican Red 2 – Moderate 3 – High 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 30-40
Mocrocks 2 – Moderate 2 – Moderate 13 hr 3 – High 4 – 5 in 40+
NZ Heirloom #3 1 – Low 0 – None 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 30-40
NZ Heirloom Red 1 – Low 0 – None 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 20-
OE Blush 1 – Low 1 – Low 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 3 – 4 in 20-30
OE Orange 1 – Low 1 – Low 12 hr 1 – Low 2 – 3 in 20-
Paloquemao 1 – Low 0 – None 12 hr 1 – Low 2 – 3 in 20-
Pascou 1 – Low 2 – Moderate 12 hr 1 – Low 3 – 4 in 20-30
Pink Dragon 1 – Low 1 – Low 13 hr 3 – High 5+ in 30-40
Puka Ñawi 1 – Low 0 – None 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 3 – 4 in 20-30
Redshift 0 – None 0 – None 12.5 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 30-40
Siwash 3 – High 1 – Low 12.5 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 30-40
Sockeye 2 – Moderate 0 – None 13 hr 3 – High 4 – 5 in 30-40
Sunset 1 – Low 2 – Moderate 12.5 hr 3 – High 5+ in 20-30
Twilight 1 – Low 2 – Moderate 12 hr 2 – Intermediate 4 – 5 in 20-30
White 3 – High 0 – None 12 hr 3 – High 4 – 5 in

20-30

Wishkah 1 – Low 1 – Low 13 hr 3 – High 5+ in 20-30

 

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