I’m sure you remember George Bush’s speech on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, backed by a giant banner that declared “Mission Accomplished.” This demonstrated that any mission can be accomplished, so long as you define the goals narrowly enough and also that even accomplished missions are likely to be part of a much longer campaign. Both of these comparisons are apt in this case, but I am, nevertheless, happy to announce that I have oca (Oxalis tuberosa) seed.
|Oca seeds are small and my camera is old.|
These three seeds come from the cross OC13-S04x05-01. The mother was Sunset and the father Hopin. The pod from which these seeds were ejected dropped a couple days before they were ready, but coughed them up anyway after a couple days stored in a test tube. Now with a bit of experience, I can see that I am no more than a few days away from a dozen or more pods reaching full maturity, which makes me very happy. It was looking kind of bleak there for a while as so many of my carefully hand-pollinated flowers dropped from the plants.
Oca seeds and tubers are sometimes available in our seed shop.