This is one of our more interesting seed grown ocas. Although it is not particularly high yielding, it has excellent flavor and the unusual ability to flower in warmer, drier conditions than any other variety in our collection. This variety has flowered two years in a row in a couple locations in the central valley of California, which is a climate where oca flowers are rarely seen. Because of that, it could serve as a foundation for growers wishing to breed better locally adapted varieties in warmer climates than oca normally tolerates. An open source variety.
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.