Mexican Red Oca Tubers

Oxalis tuberosa This unique tuber variety boasts a striking red skin that adds a pop of colour to your garden and plate. Known for its tangy yet subtly sweet flavour, it’s a perfect addition to a variety of dishes, from hearty stews to zesty salads. Easy to grow and resilient, the Mexican Red Oca thrives in diverse climates, yielding a bountiful harvest of nutritious tubers packed with vitamin C and iron. Whether roasted, boiled, or eaten raw, it’s sure to be a delightful and exotic culinary adventure!

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A remarkable tuber variety from the high Andes. This exquisite selection is not just a feast for the eyes with its vivid red skin but also a delight for the palate, offering a unique flavour profile that stands out in any meal.

Appearance: Mexican Red Oca tubers are characterized by their deep, ruby-red skin, adding a vibrant splash of color to your garden. Their elongated, knobby shape makes them a distinctive presence in your vegetable patch. When sliced open, the flesh reveals a creamy, yellowish interior, occasionally marbled with pink or red.

Flavor and Culinary Use: A standout in terms of taste, these tubers offer a delightful mix of tanginess and sweetness, especially after exposure to sunlight post-harvest, which enhances their natural sugars. They can be enjoyed raw, adding a crisp, refreshing element to salads. When cooked, they take on a creamy texture, ideal for roasting, boiling, or incorporating into stews and soups. Their slightly tangy flavor complements a variety of seasonings, making them a versatile ingredient in your kitchen.

Nutritional Profile: Mexican Red Oca is not only tasty but also nutritious. Rich in carbohydrates and an excellent source of vitamin C and iron, these tubers are a healthful addition to any diet. They also contain important antioxidants, contributing to a balanced and wholesome meal.

Cultivation: Ideal for gardeners looking for something unique and easy to grow, the Mexican Red Oca is a low-maintenance crop. It thrives in a variety of climates, preferring well-drained soil and moderate water. As a daylight-sensitive plant, it requires specific planting times for optimal tuber development. It’s resistant to many common pests and diseases, making it a resilient choice for organic gardens.

Harvest and Storage: Harvesting usually occurs in late autumn or early winter, and the tubers can be stored for extended periods under the right conditions. Their resilience makes them an excellent choice for long-term storage, ensuring a continuous supply of fresh tubers.

These tubers are available directly from Garden Faerie Botanicals in the heart of British Columbia, Canada. The collection features heirloom and heritage seeds that are personally cultivated organically without the use of any chemicals. Emphasizing historical, rare, non-GMO seeds, this selection preserves biodiversity through open-pollination.


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