Generally not. If the tuber goes mushy or rotten it’s possible to detach any sprouts (if present) and root them independently. They do much better removed and with the right conditions they grow away well.
Thumb sized tubers and larger for eating will store quite well in potato sacks or other paper bags. Like potatoes they need to be kept cool and not too dry – room temperature is far too warm for long term storage. Smaller tubers will shrivel quite quickly at room temperatures. Wash tubers for storing for… Continue reading Can you clarify how we should be storing our tubers? Mine are sitting around in my kitchen at the moment…
Just something that happens from time to time; the cause isn’t entirely clear and it isn’t always carried into the next generation of tubers.
A properly adapted oca would die back after tuberising, just as potatoes do. We’re not there yet, so have to make do with the next best option: harvest the tubers after the plants have been frosted off. If there are no frosts until late, so much the better – the plant will continue to shunt… Continue reading When do we harvest the tubers?
Mix the gooey mess with water and rub it so the seeds are released. If you swirl and decant judiciously, you can get rid of the pulp while retaining the seeds at the bottom of the bowl or other vessel. Pour the cleaned seeds into a very fine mesh sieve or tea strainer to drain… Continue reading Does anyone have any advice on extracting oca seeds from gooey pods? I wanted to make sure oca seeds can get soggy and still be viable.
Look for bulges inside the pods, a change of colour from green to something a bit yellower (in the case of green pods, that is) and the pods starting to point their noses upwards.