A Peruvian heirloom variety that may rival New Zealand Red for the largest tuber size among ocas in the collection. Large, thick tubers are mostly yellow with some red blushing around the middle that increases with exposure to light. Vigorous plants with stout, red-purple stems. It has taken a few years to get this variety cleaned up for sale and not much is available this year, but we should have plenty in 2016.
The tubers are big, but they are also a little later to bulk up, so if you have early frosts, you’re still better off with slightly earlier varieties like Sunset, Pink Dragon, or Sockeye.
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.