Monday, 22 November 2010
Mauka: Mission Accomplished
piece of black plastic have shown that mauka anthocarps-a-plenty can be produced right here, right now. These are the ones that I've collected from the white flowered variety "Blanca" which Frank van Keirsbilck sent me last year as a cutting. If they turn out to be viable, which is my fervent hope, breeding better adapted maukas should be within my grasp. Or I should at least be able to breed ones which are equally as good as the existing ones. In the light of the successes Radix has also experienced with oca seed production, I am now envisaging a two-pronged attack on Britain's vegetable gardens in an attempt to overthrow the centuries-old hegemony of Solanum tuberosum, followed by a pincer like movement across mainland Europe. The revolution begins here.