|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.
Sol Duc is a 2019 introduction from our yacon breeding project. It was a cross between the varieties Morado and Quinault.
Sol Duc has a moderate yield, with an average of eleven pounds of storage roots. It has red skin and develops skin color relatively early, so that the tubers are all red at harvest. In most varieties, color develops late and many of the tubers are still white at harvest and require a week or more of exposure to color up. Sol Duc will continue to grow darker with exposure, becoming nearly black in some cases. The flavor is among the sweetest at harvest and continues to intensify in storage. Sol Duc flowers abundantly and sets seed easily, but is not early to flower, beginning in October.
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.