This item is a pre-order for our 2017 crop, to be delivered between fall 2017 and spring 2018.
Once upon a time, we had only two varieties of yacon, both of which lacked names. Both were tall with tan tubers. One flowered relatively early; the other flowered a little later and had some red markings on the attached end of the tubers. Based upon these characteristics, we called them Early White and Late Red. As we collected additional varieties of yacon, ‘Late Red’ became something of a misnomer, as we now have varieties that are both later and redder. But in the interest of not confusing things further, we’ve stuck with the name.
Late Red is relatively late to flower although not the latest (that distinction probably goes to Cusco). Good yields of tan tubers with red marks. Flesh is light orange, becoming a little darker with extended storage. Our photo doesn’t capture the color very well. Leaves are sstrongly serrated with a very distinctive jagged appearance. We have gotten some seeds from this variety, but no seedlings so far.
Tall, green and red stem, medium dormancy. Late flowering at about 180 days.
3 rhizome pieces with multiple growing tips.