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Mashua Tubers

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$16.99 - $16.99
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SKU L553

Tropaeolum tuberosum

Mashua (pronounced Mah-shwuh) is an Andean tuber. A relative of the garden nasturtium, Mashua is one of the highest-yielding, and easiest-to-grow of the Andean tubers, and most resistant to cold. It also repels many insects, nematodes, and other pathogens, thus making it a valuable plant to intercrop with other species. The tubers about the size of small potatoes have shapes ranging from conical to carrot-like. Mashua is high yielding, even under conditions of almost no management. Even the leaves are edible!

You will receive 2 tubers.

USDA Zone: 7-9

Grow Height: 8'-12' vine

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: N/A

Pollination: N/A

Read our Tuber Growing Guide

Size Options: Tubers


Ask a Question
  • This is generally more of a tropical tuber but here it says zone 7-9 so does that mean it can overwinter in zone 7 without worry or is it still better to bring them indoors?

    Mashua can overwinter in zone 7 in the ground. You lose a whole zone when you grow a plant in a pot, so if you are in zone 7 you should still bring them inside.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
machua tuberes

still waiting for them to sprout

Ron S.
Mashua tubers in Texas

Came perfectly packed and reinspected by postal system because plants it looked like. Got them in the ground and are starting to form roots.

Douglas V.
Mashua Tubers In Eastern Washington

The tubers arrived .I planted one inside and the other outside. The inside one has a tiny leaf. The tuber outside has no leaves since it it too cold. The tubers were in good shape when they arrived and the yacon too.

healthy tubers are thriving

Started in pots in doors in my grow room and put outside a few weeks ago... thriving in ground now.