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This great Andean vegetable (Mashua), aka tuberous nasturtium, añu, or cubio is a root crop that from the Andes mountains of South America. This beautiful vining plant resembles Nasturtium is often treasured as an ornamental producing upto 5 lbs of peppery edible tubers. The leaves are also edible! Can grow in partial shade and does better in cooler weather under 80* F, but you just get a lower yield at higher temps.
We sourced our original mother tubers from the amazing breeders at Cultivariable. You can buy tubers from them at https://www.cultivariable.com/product/mashua/mashua-varieties/mashua-candy-cane/
About Candy Cane. This is a Peruvian Heirloom Mashua. It was given the name by the folks at cultivariables because they did not know the variety's Peruvian name. It is a medium sized Mashua, with the most spectacular presentation as you can see by the picture from Cultivariable of beige and red striped mashua.
Pot Size: 4in
Plant Size: huge tuber in pot (Nov-March), Vine March- Nov (3inch- 9 inch+)
USDA Hardiness: 8-12 (though 9 is the ideal)
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