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Ulluco harvest (Ullucus tuberosus

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Fay starts with ...
The year before last I started with one little tuber the size of my little fingernail. It's like Christmas digging up these bright little tubers. Unlike potatoes, the green ones aren't poisonous.
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Fay says...
We ate some for the first time yesterday. When they are raw, they have a raw potato crossed with a mild radish flavour. We steamed some and they taste just like potatoes but their texture isn't as pasty. They aren't watery to eat like chokoes. The whole family loved them.
We didn't peel them and the colours stayed through the cooking process. They are all a golden yellow inside. Small ones would make a wonderful potato salad at Christmas.
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Markmelb says...
They look interesting Fay - would you say similar or very different to taste of Oca? I had a reasonable crop of Oca and replanted some tubers - shame about etrog but grafted plants will be around in future?
Try this link
http://www.engalls.com.au/Citrus/UnusualVarieties/tabid/62/Default.aspx
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Fay says...
They taste much like potatoes Mark, except with a different texture. Oca tastes earthier. Some people think they taste like beetroot, and that's what I was expecting, but none of us could taste even a remote resemblance to beetroot. My husband was eager to try them because his favourite vegetable is beetroot, but he wasn't disappointed because it moved his second favourite vegetable, potato, down to third place. Imagine a potato without the pasty texture.

I was very upset when the rabbits got your Etrog and nearly ring barked all my adult citrus in one night. I've had no experience with rabbits before this. They ate almost every bit of bark up to about a foot above the ground.
The council put a sign up on the highway warning of obscene fines if anyone is caught with rabbits. I think everyone who had pet rabbits let them all loose so they wouldn't be caught. The sign had the opposite effect because now rabbits are everywhere.
Even though I'm not Jewish, I prefer the Etrog grown from seed for the religious traditions attached.
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Starling1 says...
I'd like to try them, but there is no way on Earth I'd pay 80$ for 5 tubers. They are at the end if the day potatoes after all.
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66 says...
Hello Fay, is it possible to get some tubers? I would like to give them a try
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mc1 says...
Hi Fay,
Wow, the ulluco look so vibrant! I've been looking for these plants/tubers for ages, did you grow them from seed or bought them as tubers?
Cheers
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