|Oca information and growing instructions|
Pascou is reportedly a Peruvian variety. It is also sold under the names ‘Frank’s Bicolor’, ‘Monster’, and ‘OE Durazno’.
Pascou is slightly sweet and just barely tart, a combination that is a little bit squash-like. The cooked flesh is moderately firm and retains its yellow color.
Pascou plants are large and sprawling at maturity. Tubers are produced on long stolons and are typically uniform. Tuberization photoperiod is about 12 hours, like most heirloom varieties. Average yield is just about one pound. Maximum tuber length is 4.2 inches, although the tubers are quite bulky. Average tuber length is 2.4 inches. Average tuber count is 26. This variety produces slightly more large tubers than small tubers.
Pascou is a poor flowerer with a mid-styled flower, flowering here from late June through September.
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.