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One of my first oca selections, from 2013. Dark red tubers fading to yellow and later greening at the ends, a pattern that reminds me of Sockeye salmon. Partially red flesh. Very high yields and large tubers. After exposure, flavor is moderately tart and brings to mind winter squash with lemon. Yields exceed all of the heirloom varieties in most years. Large plants. A fairly poor mid-styled flowerer, flowering from late June to September here. Tuberization photoperiod is about 13 hours, making it two to three weeks earlier than most of the heirloom varieties.
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.