|Mashua information and growing instructions|
|Mashua products and sizes|
|This is an OSSI open source variety. Click for more information about open source seeds.|
|Phytosanitary (disease status) information for mashua|
|Tubers of this variety are offered alternately, in even numbered years, barring crop failure.|
Dabop is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2018. This is the first result from my breeding work to produce a dark blue/black variety. Dabop is a sort of mottled purple at harvest, but with exposure to light, it eventually becomes completely black. Flesh can be partly purple as well.
Both skin and flesh color darken with cooking, with the skin becoming almost black. The flavor is extremely strong and cabbagey. If you like Brussels sprouts, but find them a bit weak for your taste, this might be the variety for you. The cooked texture is soft.
Large plants, reaching more than eight feet on trellis. Moderate yields. Relatively late to bulk. I get my best results with this one around mid-December. Large root balls, right on the edge of what I can pull by hand. It takes a bit of work to separate out the tubers. Color will continue to develop with exposure to light and the tubers become dark purple/black after a few weeks. Poor seed set, but it is possible to get some seeds with hand pollination.