There is a lot to recommend this variety. I think it is particularly nice looking and it has excellent flavor as well. Bolivian Red may not be quite as tolerant of summer heat as some varieties, but should be very happy in maritime climates. After exposure, flavor is nutty, brings to mind sweet potato, no tartness. One of the best flavored ocas in my opinion. Dark red stems make this plant a good choice for an ornamental edible. Average tuber size runs to the small side. This variety produces plenty of large tubers, but tons of tiny ones as well. Probably safe to say that this is a Bolivian variety, although I don’t have any evidence of that beyond the name.
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.