Oca on offer


I have posted about oca before (see link below) but the biggest problem is getting the tubers in the first place. They are available in various places from time to time but at the moment, Thompson & Morgan are selling them at half price. These strange little tubers are easy enough to grow and if you want to try something really different then this is a lot easier to grow and use than quinoa and many others. There are lots of varieties with tubers in various colours and it looks, from the illustration, that the T&M offering is of a mix of colours.

The offer is  5 tubers for £4.50 and 10 tubers for £6.50 – half their original price.

This is the link –

And they offer this recipe idea:
Rosemary roasted oca: Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Wash and then cut any larger oca into chunks so that they’re all roughly the same size. Toss in just enough olive or sunflower oil to coat and then sprinkle with fresh rosemary leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 15 minutes for very small ones, 20-25 minutes or so for larger oca. They’re ready when they feel tender when pierced with a knife.


Link to my previous post




3 Comments on “Oca on offer”

  1. joy
    March 1, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    sounds delicious we do love food roasted will have to try that ty.

  2. Robbie
    March 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    I need to try these..you have inspired me! I just have to find a place since I am stuffed to the fence line with plants-LOL

    • thebikinggardener
      March 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

      Well they do well in containers too and I really think that growing them in pots of multipurpose compost is the way to go because it will be so easy to clean the tubers. You could also protect the plants from early autumn frosts which would ensure a decent crop.

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