|Mashua information and growing instructions|
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Chockalilum is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2018. This variety was selected from crosses between Orange and Ken Aslet. In 2019, Chockalilum was free of all viruses that we test for in mashua.
Chockalilum tubers are pink, ranging from white with just a little pink when immature, to fully pink or even darker red at full maturity. They have a relatively low density of eyes, which means less cleaning. The flavor is fairly cabbagey and will probably remind you of Brussels sprouts. It lacks any bitter or flowery aftertaste. The texture is soft and the tubers will break down with long cooking time.
Plants are medium in size, reaching about 8 feet on trellis. The yield is intermediate. You should have no trouble getting 3-4 pounds per plant in a suitably mild climate with plenty of water. As with most mashua varieties, color develops late, so you will get the best appearance with a late November harvest, but this variety yields well from mid-October. Color will continue to develop with exposure to light and the tubers become dark red after a few weeks.