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Ullucus Harvest – Second to the Potato

In this video we’re harvesting 3 varieties of Ullucus tubers. These are second to the potato and are an important staple food in the vast Andean region used in many traditional dishes. In our experience Ullucus are suited perfectly for a no dig garden because tubers form on the surface of the soil where the stems touch the ground. Unlike with other root vegetables such as potatoes or Ocas, you don’t need to mound or mulch the Ullucus making them near zero maintenance. They are frost tender but will grow until the first hard frost knocks them back, then it’s harvest time.