A word about the science

A word about the science This may seem a little obvious but it doesn’t hurt to revisit our basic precepts from time to time and it may be helpful for our new members. The primary objective of The Guild of Ocabreeders is to discover a genetic variation of Oxalis tuberosa that permits the plants to… Continue reading A word about the science

Tracking your Tubers

Dr Ada Grabowska-Zhang is one of the Guild’s scientific advisers and helps to construct our experimental designs and protocols. She has a shared allotment in Oxford and grows all sorts of vegetables for her family there,. we’re pleased she’s found space for some ocas too.   With oca breeding, like with real estate, it’s all… Continue reading Tracking your Tubers

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Oca Breeder, GSOH, WLTM others for LTR, fun, maybe more, ALA (eventually)

People sometimes ask me what personality traits we’re looking for in our members. This is the way I see it: we’re looking for skilled and sensitive growers who can, at a moment’s notice, turn into heartless, cold-blooded killers. Here’s the paradox:  we want to keep as many oca varieties alive as we possibly can, before… Continue reading Oca Breeder, GSOH, WLTM others for LTR, fun, maybe more, ALA (eventually)

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Breeding my first Oca variety

Alison Tindale is a blogger and plant breeder, running a small nursery, Backyard Larder, where she propagates and sells perennial vegetables for forest and permaculture gardens. She’s been with the Guild since the beginning, growing Ocabreeder’s tubers and creating her own varieties for the project. She wrote this guest blog to explain how her first new oca… Continue reading Breeding my first Oca variety

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A new day, a new blog!

This blog will carry various types of posting, from news about the Ocabreeders to advice on vegetable growing to articles on plant breeding. Anything goes!

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