Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 25 to 30 of 30
Like Tree15Likes

Thread: Oca (Oxalis tuberosa)

  1. #25
    FROSTYFRECKLE's Avatar
    FROSTYFRECKLE is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Giffnock
    Posts
    2,001

    Default

    Nope VC, not eaten any of these ones. Grew Oca before for a couple of years then lost my tubers due to early, heavy frosts. Found what BF was saying interesting as I know a few people who have grown or still grow Oca and nobody has had any ill-effects. Not seen anything on the Vine about ill-effects of Oca, so was wondering if growing conditions are to blame. BF is in France (got to warmer than here), so got me wondering. Oca are yum yum steamed. I admit to having a constitution of a horse and can eat anythng but Mr Frosty is the exact opposite. Strange, huh?
    Last edited by FROSTYFRECKLE; 03-02-2013 at 10:31 AM.
    veggiechicken likes this.

  2. #26
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is online now Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    61,778
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    You mean I ate one, thinking that you had, and you haven't I'm embarrassed now It was nice though!!!
    FROSTYFRECKLE likes this.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
    @realveggiechicken

  3. #27
    chris's Avatar
    chris is offline < moo beans.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    10,229

    Default

    The NZ reds that I got from zaz a year or so ago tasted very lemony for us, at christmas!

  4. #28
    FROSTYFRECKLE's Avatar
    FROSTYFRECKLE is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Giffnock
    Posts
    2,001

    Default

    See now I want to taste a lemony Oca. Perhaps not growing conditions but the variety of the Oca that determines the lemony level. I've grown red and yellow ones before but not the NZ strain.
    Last edited by FROSTYFRECKLE; 03-02-2013 at 11:53 AM.

  5. #29
    chris's Avatar
    chris is offline < moo beans.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    10,229

    Default

    Don't overcook them too, is what I found. Better steamed I guess, but I lightly boiled them so they still had "bite". Quite liked them.

  6. #30
    FROSTYFRECKLE's Avatar
    FROSTYFRECKLE is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Giffnock
    Posts
    2,001

    Default

    Mushy Oca

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts