Should I grow it or eat it?

Andrew Broome
Thu, 22 Jul 2004 00:06:57 PDT
Judy said...

 > Oca is Oxalis tuberosa. Has anyone grown or eaten it?

I've bought tubers in the supermarket and grown them in big pots.
They seem to do well enough and produce many small tubers but under my
conditions they don't seem to get big enough to worry about eating.

There are several types available here, in NZ, with either red, orange or 
tubers.  The cultivated forms apparently do not produce flowers and the hairy
foliage on all types seem the same to me.

As for eating, I treated them the same as small potatoes and baked
them.  Tasty enough, with a little acid bite.


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