This item is a pre-order for our 2017 crop, to be delivered between fall 2017 and spring 2018.
Kalaloch is the second new yacon variety from our yacon breeding project. It was an open pollinated seedling of the variety Cajamarca. I’m guessing that the cross was probably Cajamarca x Bekya based on the traits that it shares with both varieties.
There is a lot to like in this variety. It is about a month earlier to flower and form tubers than the next earliest variety, Bekya. The roots are large, white/tan, and sweet, similar to Cajamarca. It sets seed with a compatible pollinator. I think it will be a good variety for climates with shorter growing seasons. It is medium to tall with green stems.