|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.|
Copalis is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2015. We selected this from several dozen open pollinated seedlings of the variety Blanca as the one with the mildest flavor. It isn’t the most exciting looking variety, but if you want to make mashua a regular part of your diet, it’s a good choice.
Copalis is a great beginner mashua, as it has a very mild flavor. It is slightly sweet with almost no cabbagey flavor and the flesh remains moderately firm at typical cooking duration (1 hour at 350 degrees F). I find this one is even palatable raw in salads as long as you don’t overdo it. The tubers are white with pink eyes and do not darken when cooked.
Early to emerge in the spring. Plants are very tall on trellis, similar to its parent, Blanca. High yielding. Tubers form early but don’t bulk up rapidly, so it needs a mild fall to reach its maximum. This is a fall flowering variety and about middle of the pack in timing.
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.