Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:30:28 PST
It's a summer-growing tropical alpine since that's most of the arable land in Peru.
Won't tolerate summer heat. Santa Barbara seems to be great for it according to the
California Rare Fruit Growers.

I ate it in Peru. It tastes like starch. The small tubers are really beautiful in bins
at the market - shades of tan, yellow, pink, red and white all on the same tuber.

I can barely keep alive - hmmm, it's late - the iron cross Oxalis in summer in my house.
Oca had no chance here even in the house.

But don't let that stop the rest of you. What you think is a hot day is like late winter
for me. And I would think most of Europe would be wonderful for it.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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