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Yacon, Late Red, 1 propagule (2018 PRE-ORDER)

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Product Description

This item is a pre-order for our 2017 crop, to be delivered between fall 2017 and spring 2018.

Yacon information and growing instructions

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.

Packet details:

1 rhizome piece with multiple growing tips

Additional Information

Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 2 in
Pack size

Single

True Breeding

No

Origin

Heirloom

Licensing

Public Domain

Yield

Intermediate

Skin Color

Red, Tan

Flesh Color

Orange, Yellow

Height

Tall

Flowering

Intermediate

Last Regen

2013

Climate

Hot Humid Continental (Midwest), Humid Subtropical (SE), Marine West Coast (PNW), Mediterranean (CA), Warm Humid Continental (NE/Canada)

Tuber Initiation

Late Summer

Availability

Pre-Order

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