Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Oxalis tuberosa
Days to Maturity: Variable
One of the "lost crops of the Incas". Rare Andean vegetable. Brightly colored tubers have a complex flavor, a blend of sweet potato/winter squash, carrot & potato all rolled into one. Clover-like foliage has a strong citrus flavor. Zone 7 with mulch. Lift tubers after frost in colder areas.
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how long a space does the oca need for roots and foliage?
and how long til they are mature to eat?
Oca are not deep rooted - tubers are located in the top 1 ft of soil. They may be grown in a large pot as well. They can be eaten at any point. Leaving them out in sunlight for a week or two after harvest to "cure" sweetens them by reducing the amt of oxalic acid in the tubers. Tubers continue to increase in size even after the plants die down from frost and can be dug all winter but remember that mice like them, too, and may harvest for you if left too long.
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how large a space do they need to grow for the roots and foliage?
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United States (Zone 7)
Established in 1987
2.00 acres in production