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Mashua in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tropaeolum tuberosum

 

Mashua

'Mashua' is a climbing tuberous plant, native to Andean countries, related to nasturtiums.It produces edible tubers, in the same way as a potato. The plant bears orange or red tubular flowers. The tubers, which have a shiny, waxy skin, and are usually up to 33 cms. in length, can be eaten raw, but are usually eaten cooked.

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plant Features
  • Mashua likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Mashua likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Mashua is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Mashua likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Mashua

Latin name

Tropaeolum tuberosum

type

Tuberous Vine

family

Tropaeolaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mashua likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Mashua is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Mashua likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Mashua likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mashua is 1.00meters x 3.00meters 1.00 M 3.00 M

Tropaeolum tuberosum

'Mashua' is a climbing tuberous plant, native to Andean countries, related to nasturtiums.It produces edible tubers, in the same way as a potato. The plant bears orange or red tubular flowers. The tubers, which have a shiny, waxy skin, and are usually up to 33 cms. in length, can be eaten raw, but are usually eaten cooked.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

The brightly coloured orange-red and yellow flowers appear in mid Summer to Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant the tubers in Spring, in moist but free-draining soil in a sunny site, after the last frost

 
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