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 still forming.
|Unfortunately, to the naked eye, they look a lot like buds.
The thick, purple/red pedicel is the main differentiator.
|Eventually the sepals drop and the color changes to brown.
|Over the next few days, this nutlet will dry down and lose most
of the remaining color.
Ulluco tubers are sometimes available in our seed shop.