Ulluco: Seed update

This little blog is getting a lot more attention since I announced ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus) seeds and the stats show that ulluco is very popular among ulurkers.  Unfortunately, demand seems likely to exceed supply.  This is probably the last I’ll have to say on the subject for a while. I have pulled the confounding potatoes […]

Ulluco: Yet another set of ulluco seed pictures

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I’m sure that this will get boring soon, but here are some more close ups of ulluco (Ullucus tuberosa) nuts.  This time, we’re looking at immature seeds.  The first two are probably about two weeks from full maturity and the second two a week or a little bit less. Ulluco nuts are bright yellow when […]

Ulluco: More ulluco seed pictures

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Yesterday I harvested two ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus) seeds – possibly the first collected anywhere since the 1980s. I harvested a third ulluco seed today and have counted an additional 21 on the plants.  I also discovered a third plant with seeds today, of the variety BK10425.2, so I now have seeds on two different varieties. […]

Ulluco: For my second true seed trick…

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I bring you ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus) seed! True seeds of ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus) I’ve been watching these tiny ulluco nuts maturing for the past couple of weeks with nervous anticipation.  I wasn’t even sure that they were actually seeds until two days ago as they dried down.  Ulluco flowers sometimes leave behind a dried husk […]

Nutrition facts for oca, ulluco, and mashua

Oca (Oxalis tuberosa) nutrition facts

I’ve had a few customers ask about the nutrition data for oca, which set me on a search.  I was surprised that it is not all that easy to come by, as it seems like a fairly popular crop in New Zealand, but I didn’t turn up much.  The main source that I found was […]