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
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
What does it mean to be an Ocabreeder?
Let’s try to explain what our members are doing and how the project works at ground level. At this time of year, it’s all very exciting as we sort out our baby tubers and allocate them to their foster homes for the next year. The small tubers are the progeny of seed raised plants, the… Continue reading What does it mean to be an Ocabreeder?