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Oca Tubers - Yam Plant

Marshalls

£6.99

Catalogue Code: 1080-6066

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Plant these Oca Tubers Yam plants in pots in a glasshouse or plant out if conditions are fine. When large enough, grow them in your plot and harvest superb crops.

Key Features

  • Hardy perennial
  • Disease resistant
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 5x Oca Tubers

Description

  • Blight-resistant
  • Rare potato alternative
  • Happy in poor soils

Oxalis tuberosa is more commonly known as Yam or New Zealand Yam – due to their popularity in the country as a table root vegetable. Originating from the South American Andes it 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 farewell 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.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Plant Outdoors
Harvest

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Delivery to outside of the UK

As of the 9th of December 2020 we are currently unable to deliver any live goods or seeds from 1st January 2021 to non-mainland UK delivery addresses pending agreement following Brexit. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, USA and Rest of World. Please keep checking back on our website for the latest updates.