This is an open source variety. Click for more information.
The second best variety from 2013. We call this one Redshift because it comes out of the ground a light pink and darkens 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. Abundant flowerer. Partially red flesh. Yield on par with White and Hopin, but seems to be a little earlier. Better results were reported from some of our trial growers in warmer climates, which seems to be consistent with its Mexican Red parentage.
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.