Oca (Oxalis tuberosa)
The oca is a perennial plant from the the Andes, it is cultivated as an annual here
It is sometimes called Yam
It is from the oxalis family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the root vegetable bed or in the leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONBy planting tubers or cuttings in March and April.
Transplantation of cuttings is made during May.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSAvoid planting near plants that may overshadow.
DISEASES AND PARASITESNo diseases or parasites.
ADVICEEarth up in September and harvest when the stems have passed the first frost, but before the really cold weather arrives.
The tubers are cooked like potatoes before being eaten, but they don't take as long to cook.