Status: Although many of our plants were damaged by flooding in 2017, the oca was high and dry, and we will have most varieties in stock. Look for sales to begin in early January.
Four important tuber crops were developed in the Andes: potato, ulluco, mashua, and oca. Oca is arguably the next most adaptable to temperate climates after the potato. Tubers are small, mostly 2-4 inches in length, but amazingly colorful. Cooked, they are somewhat similar to potato, but softer and often with a more acidic flavor. Yields are best in climates that remain frost free until mid-November.