Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:59:22 PST
My limited experience with this plant, including a few current specimens,
indicates most importantly that it is a cool grower that will probably fail
without cool night temps year round. "Cool" in this case is approx. 60*F at
night and oca probably would like it even cooler, and of course cooler
overall-- no hot days. Probably on the Web you can find out more about what
elevations it is cultivated at in the Andes. If you can grow the perennial
tropaeolums, your chances are probably good in succeeding with oca. When
happy it can grow and multiply well, though it is more interesting than


2008/11/22 James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>

> Dear All,
>        Still thinking Oxalis....
>        Does anyone grow 'Oca', Oxalis tuberosa ? Does it have any
> ornamental qualities ?, is it weedy? Is it even tasty ?
>        I assume there are numerous edible cvs.  Anyone have
> experience growing these either for edible tubers or for ornamental
> qualities?
>        Are they 'easy'?                Thanks          Jim W.
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