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Ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus) potted plant, organic

$10.00

Family:  Basellacea

(Papa Lisa) Tuberous perennial.  Leaves may be eaten anytime during growth cycle, and tubers form after about 110 days.  Native to the Andes, this is a food crop that, indigenously, rivals potatoes in popularity.  In antiquity, this plant was grown and savored by the Incan peoples.  The leaves are crunchy and tasty, and may be eaten fresh or steamed, in much the same way as one would use spinach.  The colorful tubers are best boiled or stir-fried.  They retain their sweet crispness even when cooked. High in protein, calcium and carotene.  Plant prefers moist soils, shade.  Requires 6 months from time of planting to time of harvest.  Heap soil up around plants as they grow.

Potted Plant, Certified organically grown

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    Tim Child

    I am considering growing Ulluco next year and was wondering if these would grow inside of a large shade tunnel or if they need full sun?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tim, shade is a very good idea. these can easily burn up in full sun. r

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    • Nan

      It doesn’t mention the growing zone?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Normally grown as an annual, I did have Ulluco overwinter in my zone 8 garden.

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