William Whitson

William Whitson

Organization: Cultivariable

Location: Moclips, Washington USA

Biography

William Whitson is the owner of Cultivariable, a small mail-order nursery with the goal of preserving and breeding minor vegetable crops in order to introduce them to wider cultivation in North America. We specialize in Andean roots and tubers, such as ulluco, oca, and mashua, but also work with many other unusual crops that have fallen out of favor or never achieved it. Our seed plots are located on the fringe of the coastal rainforest on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Cultivariable has introduced two new varieties of oca (Oxalis tuberosa) and has produced improved varieties of several other crops that are undergoing trials for possible release in 2015 and 2016. We intend to release all new varieties under open source terms.

OSSI Pledged Varieties by William Whitson

Analyde
Ulluco

Analyde

Copalis
Mashua

Copalis

Hoh
Mashua

Hoh

Loowit
Potato

Loowit

Moclips
Ulluco

Moclips

Oyehut
Jerusalem Artichoke

Oyehut

Queets
Ulluco

Queets

Rozette
Potato

Rozette

Satsop
Mashua

Satsop

Taholah
Ulluco

Taholah

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