***NOT TO TAS, WA*** (Oxalis tuberosa) Originating from the Andean Highlands & first introduced onto the market in England in 1829. Also known as 'Oka' or 'Oca'. Perennial. A compact, bushy plant to 30cm high with clover-like leaves producing edible, red-orange tubers. Well suited to temperate areas of Australia tolerating cool conditions & poor soils (temperatures over 28'C will cause the plant to wilt). Very hardy. Will die back in winter with frost to reprout again in Spring. Tubers best planted in Spring. Use roots baked like potato (no need to peel), or leaves & stems as sorrel substitute. Plant will begin producing tubers at 4 months with harvest occuring at 6 months.
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