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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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10-Jun-2018
Rating:5

Great quality and doing really well.

12-May-2018
Rating:4

Plants have grown well indoors, next step is to plant them outside on the allotment.

28-Apr-2018
Rating:5

I received these a few weeks ago and they soon started sprouting so I planted them in 9cm pots they are now growing like mad and will soon need planting out at the moment everything seems to be going well as this is a learning experience I cannot wait for the results. Everything I have read about them is positive and I think they will take off and be a success.

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