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Oca Tubered

Oxalis tuberosa with bright red tubers

Oca Tubered
 
 
 

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Product information "Oca Tubered"

Harvest: As late as possible, November/December
Root crops: Elongated, cone-like tubers, convolute, bright red
Flavour: When enjoyed fresh, the sourness is noticeable, which is rare for a vegetable; it's the same oxalic acid, which also makes rhubarb "sour"; however, it is a slightly lemon-like acidity, which can be very pleasant and different when enjoyed fresh along with salt and pepper or a dip; the red varieties sometimes have a slightly earthy aftertaste, which goes away during baking/cooking
Growth: 30 - 40 cm high, covers 0.5 - 0.7m²; the red varieties are more sensitive to the hot summer and adjust their growth in order to then start again in the second half of August; the shoots are attractively red-coloured and have a good ornamental value
Use: One of the best varieties baked as chips, with a fruity, sour-sweet aroma; the red skin colour remains, which is otherwise lost during cooking
 
This is a new root crop that the Incas already knew about. The growth is very similar and similarly attractive like the lucky clover; it forms beautiful, red, pink or yellow tubers that are very versatile in autumn. This was our favourite amongst our cooking and tasting tests: chips from the oven with a little olive oil, a heavenly dining experience: unlike potatoes or sweet potatoes, oca can be enjoyed fresh as a snack (with salt, pepper or a dip).
 
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period November, December
  • Final height 20cm to 40cm
  • Final width 40cm to 60cm
  • Available June, July
  • Use outdoors, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Soil dry, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Selection This plant is an exclusive launch from Lubera. Lubera searches worldwide for new varieties and species that will make gardening more exciting and easier! We encounter new products again and again that we can exclusively bring to the market after intensive testing.

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