I was lucky to get a few seeds of the mauka (Mirabilis expansa) variety Blanco last year. They grew very well, although a fairly late start meant that they didn’t produce substantial roots. I had two immediate goals for these plants: to keep them alive over the winter and to get them to produce a […]
Last week, I answered the most frequently asked question that I receive about oca. This week, I am taking on the second most common question: What are the odds that I will get a variety worth keeping from oca seed? Oca, as an octaploid, is a fundamentally heterozygous plant. Every oca seed produces a different […]
Here is the second of our Andean root vegetable fliers. This one has the lesser known Andean crops: Achira, Ahipa, Arracacha, Maca, and Mauka. There is a link to the full two-page version below. Click here for the two page PDF.