Wordless Wednesday – Ah, the forgotten, saved Oca from last year!


Having enjoyed this new (to me) crop of Ocas last year, I set a few tubers aside in a paper bag and stored them in the larder to plant this year. I remember them yesterday. Looks like they started the party without me!


So I’ve planted them up and will get them going in these pots in the greenhouse until the risk of frost is passed. Fingers crossed for an even bigger crop this time round.


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6 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Ah, the forgotten, saved Oca from last year!

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Eager-beavers! What do they taste like?

    • So I tried them thinly sliced raw and they were crispy and lemony. We also ate them boiled and they were crispier than say potatoes, the flavour had lost some of its tang, but was more complex and nutty. The best thing was that, whereas most of my experimental crops result in enforced nibbles by the family and then abandonment, these were very popular. 😉

  2. shoreacres says:

    Eliza’s comment is mine — what do they taste like? In your previous post, is that their natural color? They look like they have sweet and sour sauce on them. I’ll not tell you what they look like to me!

    • You are too bad! Yes, they are naturally those amazingly bright colours. The Oca in the picture had been washed and polished of course (OK, not polished). The tubers tasted surprising moreish and delicious and were liked by the entire family (not to be sneezed at!) … crisp and slightly lemony when sliced raw, nutty and a bit like jerusalem artichokes when cooked. I have no reservations about growing more this year.

  3. susurrus says:

    These are new to me. They all look as if they’re in the middle of the big reveal at the end of a magic trick.

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