Mashua Red Stripes

Mashua is a tuberous Nasturtium, extremely hardy and well suited to our cold temperate maritime climate in Ireland. It has been used by humans for 8000 years and has been in cultivation for about 1400 years in Peru and Bolivia at over 3000 meters above sea level. The whole plant is edible. The leaves and flowers are great in salads and not as spicy as nasturtium although a similar flavour. The tubers are spicy and best grated into a salad or roasted whole in the oven.

2 Tubers €4.90
4x +1 Free Tubers SOLD OUT
8x +3 Free Tubers SOLD OUT

In spring, when it’s still cold and not much else is growing, mashua takes off to an early start and it almost takes over the place with it’s climbing shoots. In fall it flowers and retracts back into fresh tuberous stored underground for the winter well protected from the frost. No artificial storage and replanting required, same as the potato and the oca when using wood chip mulch. In our gardens they have been coming back year after year more vigorous. The Latin name is: (Tropaeolum tuberosum)

Beautiful Ornamental plants and edible tubers! Vigorous tubers are freshly harvested on the day of purchase and posted unwashed for extra preservation. More info below. Tubers are available from November to April. Buy more get more extra free. Free postage on additional items!


2 thoughts on “Mashua Red Stripes

  1. Hi Martin and Bianca .

    They look awesome !
    Do you ever eat them raw ?
    Would you say they taste different from the white variety ?

    Best wishes ,


    1. Hi, You can eat them raw but it doesn’t take much as they are intense. We haven’t tried eating other varieties yet, need to propagate them some more first. 😀

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