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Oca, True Seed, Longview (30 seeds)

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Product Description

30 seeds

Longview oca

Longview is a nice variety with pretty tubers and good flavor, but its most valuable feature is that it holds up well in warmer temperatures and even flowers under hotter, drier conditions.  Hopefully those traits will pass on to some of the seedlings. 

Oca is normally propagated vegetatively, by replanting tubers, which are clones.  Probably because oca has been grown this way for hundreds or thousands of years, it is difficult to get true, botanical seed, which is the key to breeding new varieties.

When you grow out true oca seed, you will get a brand new variety that you can maintain indefinitely by replanting the tubers. Plants that are propagated vegetatively are very appealing this way: if you get a plant that you like, you have a stable new variety that is all your own.

These are open pollinated seeds of the variety Black.  Black has a red exterior that darkens to a very dark red/black several weeks after harvest.  It is one of the most prolific seed producers among varieties with a long-styled flower.  Unlike our mixes, which contain seeds harvested from many different varieties, these seeds are all collected from a single parent variety, although they were open pollinated.  Varieties grown from this seed are more likely to be similar to the parent than varieties from one of our seed mixes, although they may also sometimes bear no clear resemblance due to oca’s octaploid genome.

Oca Seed Frequently Asked Questions

Growing instructions for true oca seed

 

Additional Information

Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions 3 x 3 x 0.1 in
Pack size

Seed packet

Climate

Marine West Coast (PNW), Mediterranean (CA)

True Breeding

No

Origin

Modern

Licensing

Public Domain

Product Type

Seeds

Best Uses

Breeding

Availability

Out of Stock

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