|Yacon information and growing instructions|
|Derived from OSSI open source varieties. Click for more information about open source seeds.|
|Yacon ships in spring, usually separate from the rest of your order.|
Every year, I grow many new varieties as part of our breeding program and select only a few to continue. Traditionally, I have disposed of the rest. I get a lot of requests for these breeding seconds and it started to occur to me that these might actually be a product with some demand, rather than compost. That actually makes good sense and I’m not sure why I didn’t approach it that way from the start.
These are unnamed, seedling year varieties. They weren’t top performers in my climate, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t perform well for you. In fact, it is entirely possible that you could find varieties that perform better in your climate than those that I select, particularly if your climate is a lot different. With yacon in particular, there is relatively little difference between a top performer and an average performer. If you just want to grow some yacon in your garden to eat and you don’t need particular characteristics, you should be perfectly happy with these varieties. You may get all one variety or more than one in any given packet. If you order more than one packet, I will do my best to include packets from different bins to ensure that they are different varieties.