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Oca New Zealand Gold (Sold out)

Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in the wood sorrel family. They are easy to grow, need no attention and very little space. Oca are healthy and tasty, a valuable source for vitamin C, B6, A, potassium and iron. It was first introduced to Europe in the 1830’s to compete with the potato, it never became popular and the potato ended up on almost every Europeans dinner plate for nearly 200 years. Oca is quite rare nowadays, perhaps it’s not suitable for commercial production, however it is a good vegetable for the domestic garden. Lets make it popular again! It can be cooked in much the same ways as potatoes, our favorite way is to roast them in the oven with some oil, salt and pepper. Please note the colour of Oca tubers usually becomes more intense over the winter.

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Beautiful Ornamental plants and edible tubers! Vigorous tubers are freshly harvested on the day of purchase and posted unwashed for extra preservation. Variety: New Zealand Yam Red, Latin name: Oxalis Tuberosa. More info below. Buy more get more extra free. Free postage on additional items!

There are many other rare tubers such as Yacon, Mashua, Chinese artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, Ulluco and Apios. Most of them quite similar to the well known potato but often healthier and can be grown with near zero maintenance. In our experience tubers can be stored in a well drained and mulched garden bed nearly all winter, or in some almost dry potting compost (or peat) in a cold well ventilated place for example in a shed. Best suits are open trays, buckets, pots or paper bags.

We like to get them off to a good start by planting them in small pots or trays in the greenhouse around March or April and plant them out into our mulched garden beds as strong seedlings in May when there is no more hard frosts. We have some videos on planting and harvesting Ocas.

Reference: https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Oxalis+tuberosa

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    1. Hi, Thanks for your message! I’m sorry to hear that. I will explain how it works. The main shop page has a selection of plants and tubers, click on the product you want then click the button ‘Add to cart’ beside the quantity you would like. This will add the product to the cart and take you to the shop main page with the cart shown near the top. You can then keep clicking on more products and add more to the cart. When your done, you can click the ‘Checkout with PayPal’ button just underneath of the cart. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks

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