|Oca information and growing instructions|
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Wishkah is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2015, notable for high yield and large average tuber size.
Wishkah is a mildly acidic variety, just tart enough so that you wouldn’t mistake it for a potato, but not so much that it won’t serve in just about any potato recipe. It is very slightly sweet and the yellow flesh is moderately firm even when cooked. Like most oca varieties, it loses most of its color when cooked.
Wishkah plants are tall, with a large number of stems, and sprawling at maturity. The tubers are formed on long stolons, which helps to prevent crowding and increases uniformity. Tuberization photoperiod is about 13 hours, making it two to three weeks earlier than most of the heirloom varieties. Average yield is 2.5 pounds. The maximum tuber length is 6.4 inches and the average tuber length is 2.9 inches. Average tuber count is 22. Wishkah typically produces both the highest yields and largest tubers of any variety that we grow.
Wishkah is a heavy flowerer with a mid-styled flower. It is consistently among the top three producers of true seed here, along with Redshift and Siwash.
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.