|Yacon information and growing instructions
|This is an OSSI open source variety. Click for more information about open source seeds.
|Yacon ships in spring, usually separate from the rest of your order.
Bogachiel is the third new yacon variety from our yacon breeding project. It was a cross between unreleased first and second generation varieties.
This is probably the best variety that we have produced yet, combining together several desirable traits. It is high yielding, with an average of 16.4 pounds of storage roots here. Individual roots weighing in the vicinity of 2 pounds are common. I’m honestly not sure if huge roots are a plus or a minus, but people seem to get excited about them. The roots have yellow flesh and are sweet at harvest. Skin color is tan with red at harvest and darkens to fully red with a week or two of exposure to light. This variety flowers early and abundantly and many flowers here had full seed set, so it should be relatively easy to use in breeding.
What you will receive:
You will receive the stated number of rhizome pieces, packed in damp peat. You should keep packets refrigerated and check them periodically to make sure that the exposed cuts are not molding. If mold develops, cut back to clean flesh and plant or pot as soon as possible. Rhizome does not store well, so it is always better to plant it than to store it if you can.
Seeds are open pollinated. Because yacon 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.