Oca 'Mexican Red' oxalis tuberosa

Oca ‘Mexican Red’ oxalis tuberosa

Description

A traditional food native to the Andes region of South America, these Oca were re-introduced by Dr. Alan Kapuler, PhD, public domain plant breeder, of Peace Seeds in Corvallis. Dark, blood red, flattened cylindrical tubers ranging from sweet to tangy, tuberizing after equinox, harvested late fall, after frost. Round to cylindrical tubers 1–6″ long. Sprawling succulent stems. Grow similar to potatoes. Traditionally the tubers are exposed to sun and cold for several days after harvest to increase sweetness. Light exposure also enriches the vivid colors.

Product Description

A traditional food native to the Andes region of South America, these Oca were re-introduced by Dr. Alan Kapuler, PhD, public domain plant breeder, of Peace Seeds in Corvallis. Dark, blood red, flattened cylindrical tubers ranging from sweet to tangy, tuberizing after equinox, harvested late fall, after frost. Round to cylindrical tubers 1–6″ long. Sprawling succulent stems. Grow similar to potatoes. Traditionally the tubers are exposed to sun and cold for several days after harvest to increase sweetness. Light exposure also enriches the vivid colors.