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l’oca lemon seeds

L'oca lemon seeds

Lemon OG, also known as "Lemon OG Kush," is an indica-dominant marijuana strain. Anything this skunky indica-hybrid lacks in longevity, it makes up for in speed. A cross between the mythical Las Vegas Lemon Skunk and The OG #18, Lemon OG provides users with a quick-acting sleepy head sensation. While Lemon OG has inherited a skunky aroma from its kush relatives, this particular strain is mild tasting and pleasant smelling with fruity undertones. Lemon OG tends to feel more psychoactive than other members of the kush family, but still offers a heavy, medicated feel. The strain is great for stress relief and increasing appetite. These plants usually flower in 8-10 weeks.

Lemon OG, also known as "Lemon OG Kush," is an indica-dominant marijuana strain. Anything this skunky indica-hybrid lacks in longevity, it makes up for in speed. A cross between the mythical Las Vegas Lemon Skunk and The OG #18, Lemon OG provides users with a quick-acting sleepy head sensation. While Lemon OG has inherited a skunky aroma from its kush relatives, this particular strain is mild tasting and pleasant smelling with fruity undertones. Lemon OG tends to feel more psychoactive than other members of the kush family, but still offers a heavy, medicated feel. The strain is great for stress relief and increasing appetite. These plants usually flower in 8-10 weeks.

L'oca lemon seeds

Alternatively, tubers can be planted directly outdoors in late May. By this time they may well be showing small ‘sprouts’. Plant Oca directly into a shallow drill, about 8cm (3″) deep, and cover with soil or compost and a layer of fleece. Remove the fleece from early June or as the soil and weather warms. Plants can be ‘earthed up’ as you would potatoes to give some further growing room and anchorage, although this is not essential. Oca prefers well drained soil and an application of a general fertiliser will be appreciated as the plants grow. A mulch of well rotted compost or grass cuttings around the plant during summer will keep the soil moist and aid the plant’s growth. Water plants well during dry spells, and especially from mid September when tuber initiation commences, as this will promote larger tubers.

The small tubers are best planted individually in a 15cm (6″) pots of multipurpose compost during April. As they are frost tender they should be grown on in the greenhouse or on the windowsill. Plant out the small plants when frost risk has past in late May and cover the plants with fleece until established. Each tuber makes quite a bushy plant so allow at least 90cm (36″) between plants for optimum tuber production. Some of the stems which rest on the soil will readily root and the plant can grow to a sizeable bush. Oca also make a decorative container plant throughout the summer and up to the first frosts when the foliage will die back.

Oca tubers contain oxalates (as a member of the oxalis family) as is evident when the plants are growing, with their distinctive oxalis leaf shape. Although gardeners need not worry as these Ocas are not invasive. Oxalates, concentrated in the skin of the tuber, are reduced if the harvested tubers are exposed to sunlight (tubers do not go green like potatoes). This process also sweetens the taste.

Planting Oca Tubers

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Oca tends to have a slightly tangy lemon taste. The flesh is firm but juicy and crisp when eaten raw or lightly cooked, and becoming more starchy if fully cooked. The tubers don’t require peeling when eating Oca raw – just wash them clean, and they can be sliced to add a hint of a lemony zest to salads. peeling ocaAlternatively cook them in the same way as potatoes – boiled, baked, grilled or fried. They also make an excellent addition to winter soups and stews. Our T&M; Oca loses its skin colour on boiling and turns a more cream colour and loses any lemon flavour, becoming more ‘nutty’ in taste. The tubers contain over 70% water but are nutritionally rich with carbohydrate, calcium and iron. You can even pick some of the fresh leaves in summer for their tangy, lemon taste which adds that bit of zest to a green salad.

Culinary uses of Oca

As such a novel crop we believe that the New Zealand Yam will become more important to gardeners in the near future – Oca are second only to potatoes in importance in the Andes, and did not suffer blight, or any noticeable pests and diseases in our own trials over the past 2 years. T&M’s Oca was supplied from a large Suffolk garden and so it has acclimatised to British soil and weather conditions over several years. Tubers can come in a host of colours, but our T&M Oca is a predominantly rose or red skinned with a cream or pale orange flesh and some reddish pigment in some of the tubers.

Watch the video below to find out more about how to grow Oca (New Zealand Yam):