Oca is a fabulous new vegetable! An exciting alternative to potato, to try!
Oca is a perennial root vegetable, also from the Andes, second most widely cultivated root crop in that part of the world, second only to the potato, which obscured any potential fame for the oca.
Not only an edible root but a beautiful ornamental, Oca is easy to grow and relatively pest free. It thrives in mild to slightly warm climates, but it tolerates both warm and cool weather as well. It prefers a fertile fine moist soil.
How to harvest: After one growing season, it produces many potato-like tubers, of red, orange or yellow color, making it a very colorful addition to your diet or your garden. The tubers are cooked like potatoes, of a slight tart flavor, and store well. Roots are formed after September, so it might need some frost protection if grown in cold climates, but oca tolerates minor frosts.
How to grow: when you receive the tuber, just plant it in good soil and water. The plant will grow quickly afterwards. Do not overwater and if weather is very moist, protect it from slugs.
This offer is for 2 small tubers of around 0.5-1 cm, of pale orange color variety. From one tuber, you can harvest many tubers at the end of one growing season.
We sell a variety of other exciting new vegetables. Edible roots like oca, mashua, ulluco, yacon, skirret, chinese artichokes, sunchokes, yams and groundnut. Perennial leeks, potato onions, and walking onions. Perennials like good king henry, winged beans, lima beans, perennial rye and perennial broccoli. Check out these options in our website!
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