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Oca, BK08516.8 (2018 PRE-ORDER)

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Description

This item is a pre-order for our 2017 crop, to be delivered between fall 2017 and spring 2018.

Oca information and growing instructions

This is an heirloom variety originally from Cusco, Peru.  Collected by Ben Kamm of Sacred Succulents; variety names that begin with BK are his collection numbers.

Oca tubers mostly fall into two categories of shape: long and thin or short and fat.  This is one of the better examples of the short and fat type.  Tubers are mostly in the two to three inch range, but are typically about 2/3 as wide as they are long.  The skin is cream colored with red eyes, becoming pink with exposure to sunlight.  The tubers sometimes have voids.  This doesn’t affect edibility or flavor and is probably related to varying growth rate.  This is a low acidity variety with a flavor somewhere between potato and winter squash.  This variety is typically in the lower half of yields for us.  Red stems with green foliage.  A shy flowerer with a short-styled flower.

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Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 2 x 1 in
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