Plukenetia volubilis (Sacha inchi, Ticazo)
Common Names: Sacha inchi, ticazo and Inca peanut. Edible nuts are contained in a star shaped pod; harvest when it turns brown. High in omega fatty acids. Vines are vigorous and begin to bloom at about 6 to 7 months old. Blooms are on new growth so the vines can be trimmed maintained on a trellis or arbor. Male and female blooms occur in the same cluster so vines are self pollinating. Native to tropical South America. Full sun in humid areas. If growing in containers, be sure to provide good drainage. Fertilize with a balanced formula containing micro-nutrients. This species repsonds well to organic fertilizers and seems to have few pest. Outdoors in Zones 10B to 11.
Plants are grown in 5.5 inch square pots (2.6 liter volume). Vines are typically 5 to 8 ft. long. Shipping weight. 3.5 lbs.
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