An heirloom variety of unknown origin. Tubers are red at harvest and darken on exposure to a very deep red/purple that is nearly black. Frankly, I find Black to be kind of a misleading name, but I keep the names that come with the varieties. Moderate yield. Abundant flowerer with a long-styled flower. Good, low acid flavor with dense flesh.
What you will receive:
You will receive the stated number of tubers, packaged in a wax envelope. We grade tubers by passing them through a grate. Small tubers are those that won’t fall through a 1/3″ grate, but that will fall through a 1 inch grate. Medium/large tubers are those that will not fall through a 1 inch grate.
Seeds are open pollinated. Because oca 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.