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Mashua Tubers

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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

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • 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.

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MARY F.
machua tuberes

still waiting for them to sprout

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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.

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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.

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healthy tubers are thriving

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