|Mashua information and growing instructions|
Bogotá Market is a common market variety in Colombia, where mashua is known as cubio. This phenotype appears to be common throughout the Andes, but I don’t know if they are all the same variety or a number of different types that look very similar. This variety is used to make traditional Colombian stews such as cocido boyacense.
Bogotá Market is an unusual tasting mashua. It lacks any cabbagey flavor and is slightly sweet, but it also has a bit of tartness, which is not common in mashua. The cooked texture is soft. The color darkens when cooking, particularly around the eyes.
Early to sprout and emerge in the spring. Plants are intermediate in height, reaching up to eight feet on trellis. Maximum yields reach ten pounds or more. Most tubers range between four and six inches in length, although they can be quite a bit larger. 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.