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Oca: Extracting seed in bulk

Oca pods for seed extraction Sometimes growing unusual vegetables presents unique problems that either haven’t been solved before or for which the solutions haven’t been passed along.  Most of the oca (Oxalis tuberosa) seeds that I have collected this season have been matured in small plastic bags and were conveniently expelled from the pods when […]

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Achocha: Saving seed

It is easy to save seed from your achocha (Cyclanthera pedata, also commonly known as caigua) plants, although you might wonder at what stage they are ready to harvest.  These instructions will also work for the closely related Cyclanthera brachystachya and probably for other Cyclantheras as well. I had been trying to time things so […]

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