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Oca-Tubers New Zealand Yam plant

  • Catalogue Code 1080-6066
  • Pack Contents: 5x Oca Tubers
  • Blight-resistant
  • Rare potato alternative
  • Happy in poor soils

Try growing this rare and highly nutritious gourmet vegetable which is attracting more and more attention from gardeners and home-growers. And it's easy to see why.

Known as New Zealand Yam oca forms underground tubers like a potato plant but they are smaller, crunchier and really satisfying.

Oca gives you lots of edible underground yams which can be eaten cooked or raw, when raw it has a lemony flavour, becoming nuttier once cooked.

Ocas are not so hungry like potatoes so fare well if your plot is made up of shallow and poor soil.

We recommend you harvest approximately three weeks after the first frost has killed the plant canopy in late November or December.

Features

  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Will flower well in full sun

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Harvest
21-May-2019
Rating:5

quality yams planted and awaiting results

09-May-2019
Rating:4

Currently on my window sill. They have sprouted and I will plant them out once possibility of frost has passed. I have grown Oca plants from Marshalls tubers before and they resprouted the following year giving me an extra crop. The New Zealand yams should be ready for Christmas dinner! Yum!

27-Mar-2019
Rating:5

Superb products five stars

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