|Mashua information and growing instructions|
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Hahamish is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2017. It is best suited for use as an ornamental, although it is edible like all mashua varieties.
Hahamish has a strong cabbagey flavor and a some bitter aftertaste. Think of a tuber that tastes like a Brussels sprout. The cooked flesh remains moderately firm. The yellow color is retained in cooking.
Hahamish is an early flowering variety, beginning here in early August. This is a full month later than Ken Aslet, but much earlier than all other heirloom varieties. Unlike Ken Aslet, which has yellow petals, this variety has orange petals. The plants are relatively small for mashua, reaching about 7 feet on a trellis. Yields are small, reaching around two pounds. The tubers are also fairly small, typically in the two to four inch range.
What you will receive
You will receive the stated number of tubers, packaged in plastic bag with damp peat.
Seeds are open pollinated. Because mashua is a polyploid hybrid, the seeds will not grow true to type. They are suitable for use in breeding or conservation efforts and could be used to select varieties similar to the parent type.