|Oca information and growing instructions|
White is an heirloom variety of unknown origin. It is also sold under the names ‘Moonshine’ and ‘Polar Bere’.
White is a very tart variety with no sweetness. This is the classic oca flavor, something like a potato with sour cream or lemon. The cooked flesh is moderately firm and remains white.
White plants are intermediate in size with a large number of stems. They sprawl at maturity. Tubers are produced on stolons of intermediate length and are generally uniform. Tuberization photoperiod is about 12 hours, the same as most heirloom varieties. Average yield is 2.2 pounds. Maximum tuber length is 5.1 inches and the tubers are also quite bulky. Average tuber size is 1.8 inches. Average tuber count is 28. There are roughly equal numbers of large and small tubers with this variety.
White is an abundant flowerer with a mid-styled flower, flowering year from late June to October.
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.