|Oca information and growing instructions|
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Redshift is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2013. It is notable for heavy yield and excellent flowering.
Refshift has no tartness or sweetness and tastes very much like potato. The cooked texture is soft. It loses much of its color when cooked, becoming pink or even white.
Redshift plants are among the largest of any variety that we grow, first becoming very tall and then sprawling. The tubers cluster under the base of the plant and may become crowded, producing irregular shapes. Tuberization photoperiod is about 12.5 hours, a week earlier than most heirloom varieties. Average yield is 1.8 pounds. Maximum tuber length is 5.2 inches and average tuber length is 1.6 inches. Average tuber count is 36. This variety produces about twice as many small tubers as large.
Redshift is an exceptional flowerer with a mid-styled flower, flowering here from June through October. It is consistently among the top three producers of true seed here, along with Siwash and Wishkah.
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.