|Mashua information and growing instructions|
|This is an OSSI open source variety. Click for more information about open source seeds.|
|This variety is offered every year, barring crop failure.|
Hoh is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2016. This is our best producer, with earlier tuber production than most other varieties and the largest average tuber size. This is the only variety that I would recommend trying for a commercial crop.
Hoh is a mild variety, slightly sweet with just a hint of cabbagey aftertaste. The cooked texture is soft. The color remains white when cooked.
Hoh plants are large, climbing up to 10 feet on trellis. The tubers sprout and emerge early in the spring. Hoh begins forming tubers almost a month earlier than most heirloom varieties and can produce a small but usable yield as early as August. It still needs a full growing season in order to produce a normal yield of full size tubers. Average tuber size is in the five to six in range, but this variety produces tubers as much as 16 inches long. The tubers are also quite bulky. Hoh resists cracking in wet soil and bacterial staining better than most of the large-tubered varieties. This is a fall flowering variety.
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.