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Received - Oca Tubers thanks Oxalis

Postby skinny_bum » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:35 pm

Hi I am looking for some;

Oca Tubers (oxalis Tuberosa)

to try this year, I have heard that they are nice to eat, and quite easy to grow, but I cant find any for sale anywhere.

I am also looking for some Jerusalem Artichokes "Fuseau" variety.

If you can help please PM me.

Fingers crossed
SB :)
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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby Chantal » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:20 am

Hi SkinnyBum

You can buy Oca from Real Seeds
http://www.realseeds.co.uk/unusualtubers.html
although they appear to have had huge demand and run out of stock already this year. There's also a health warning on this stuff that you shouldn't eat them if you get arthritis, rheumatism, etc as it makes it much worse, so be careful.
http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Oxalis+tuberosa

I have masses of Jerusalem Artichokes but as I inherited them with my plot I have no idea of the variety. If you don't get offered any Fuseau and want some of mine, please do let me know. :D
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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby skinny_bum » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:58 am

Hi thaks that, I did try real seeds and as you said, they have run out, Boo Hoo.

Are your J/A's quite large? Or are they the sort that are small and very nobberly?
Thansk
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Off to the plot for a while while the weather holes. :mrgreen:
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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby Chantal » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:12 pm

The artichokes are all sizes and can grow to around 4" in length. They're a bit knobbly but not overly so. I just scrub them and roast them in their skins.
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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby seedling » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:57 pm

Skinny-bum
Chantal did not tell you about the side effects of the artichokes - :oops:
They should come with a health warning !

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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby snooky » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:51 pm

Stinky wind :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby skinny_bum » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:50 pm

Ha ha ha I love the stinky wind, my friend.
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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby skinny_bum » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:52 pm

Hi oxalis,
I got your PM and I have replied to you twice, but I dont know if you got it or not, as the messages seem to be sitting in my out box and I dont know what to do to get them to leave.

SB or windy bum, which ever come first. :mrgreen:
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Re: wanted - Oca Tubers & J/Artichokes Tubers (please)

Postby Chantal » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:08 am

You have to wait for Oxalis to pick them up :wink:
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