Hopin is by far the most common oca variety in the USA. When suppliers offer a single, unnamed oca variety, it is almost always Hopin. Hopin is a reliable producer of large tubers and a good beginner variety. Hopin doesn’t quite match Sunset for top yield among heirlooms, but produces larger tubers overall and seems a bit more resistant to damage from light frosts. Yields over two pounds are not unusual. Large red/pink tubers. Green stems and foliage. The flavor isn’t my favorite, although it has what is generally considered the classic oca flavor, kind of like a tart turnip. It is a good flowerer with a mid-styled flower and sets lots of seed under our conditions. This variety sometimes produces partially to fully white mutants.
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.