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Longview is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2016, notable for excellent flavor and ability to flower in warmer conditions than most varieties.
Longview is non-acidic variety with a rich, somewhat squash-like flavor. It lacks the tartness that is characteristic of most oca varieties. The yellow flesh is very soft when cooked and the tubers will disintegrate with long cooking times. Like most oca varieties, Longview does not retain much of its color when cooked. The tubers are small side, but they are very nice roasted whole with a little olive oil.
Longview plants are moderate in height and relatively compact. The tubers are formed on stolons of intermediate length. Tuberization photoperiod is about 12 hours, the same as most of the heirloom varieties. Average yield is 1.1 pounds. The maximum tuber length is 3.5 inches and the average tuber length is 1 inch. Average tuber count is 26. Tubers are evenly distributed from small to large.
Longview is an abundant flowerer with a mid-styled flower morph. This variety flowered and set seed in the central valley of California, which is a climate where oca flowers are rarely seen. Because of that, it could serve as a foundation for growers wishing to breed better locally adapted varieties in warmer climates than oca normally tolerates.
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.