This item is a pre-order for our 2017 crop, to be delivered between fall 2017 and spring 2018.
Rojo has stems and leaves that are partially red (particularly when the plant is small and/or under stress) and a root that is more yellow than Blanco.
Mauka caudices are lower segments of stem with dormant buds. You plant them a couple of inches deep and they quickly root and sprout. We have been testing sending caudices through the mail for a couple of years and have found that they are pretty hardy and survive even long shipping times. The main problem is that they may begin active growth if the conditions are warm while they are in the mail. If they don’t sprout, they can be kept in the refrigerator for months before planting. If they have sprouted, then it is generally best to pot them until they can be planted out. Unlike growing from seed, a caudex generally produces a full size plant in the first year.