This is an open source variety. Click for more information.
One of my first selections, from 2013. Good sized tubers, although not the largest of our new varieties. They are a mottled white and light pink at harvest and darken to a deep red/purple over a month or two of storage (or more quickly if exposed to the sun). The same transformation takes place inside and out, with the flesh darkening from mostly white to red. At harvest, flavor is sweet and tart. After exposure, flavor brings to mind potato, with almost no tartness and a slightly bitter finish. Red stems and green foliage. Very vigorous plants, consistently the tallest of any variety here, with very large leaves. Abundant mid-styled flowerer, flowering from late June through October here. Tuberization photoperiod is about 13 hours, two to three weeks earlier than average.
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.