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Growing Oca

The Oca is first thought to have been grown by the Incas in South America but are hugely popular in New Zealand also and are increasing in popularity in this country too with the first farmers taking to growing them commercially recently.They can be used like a small potato and have a slightly citrous flavour.  Great raw in salads too!

The leaves can also be eaten as the are related to the Wood Sorrel, they have a kind of sharp lemony taste.  But remember the tubers can double in size during the last six weeks in the ground and don't dig them up till the tops have really died back.

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