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Every year, I grow many new varieties as part of our breeding program and select only a few to continue. Traditionally, I have disposed of the rest. I get a lot of requests for these breeding seconds and it started to occur to me that these might actually be a product with some demand, rather than compost. That actually makes good sense and I’m not sure why I didn’t approach it that way from the start.
In 2019, we grew almost 6,000 new ocas from seed. From those, I selected about 50 clearly superior varieties to evaluate. That leaves us with a harvest of thousands of plants that I just don’t have the time or space to grow again. None of them are named varieties. Most of them won’t be anything special, but some of them may be very good and just didn’t make a good enough showing in their seedling year to be recognized. Since we don’t have any varieties for sale this year anyway, I am making these culled tubers available. Because the tubers were collected from thousands of plants and we will probably have only a few hundred orders, it is quite likely that you will end up with varieties that nobody else has. Every packet will be different, with tubers selected at random from a bin.
These tubers were grown from seeds of OSSI open source varieties, so they are all open source as well.