Last day to order plants for fall delivery is Nov 22, 2020.  Plant orders made after that date will be shipped starting March 15, 2021.

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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  1. Question

    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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    • Donia Min

      Hi ! I really want to order this now ,but I don’t want to wait next year to be delivered .Is it possible to make an exception please ?

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Donia, Right, I can understand this. However, we are no longer shipping plants this winter–they would freeze in transit. And, if you wait until spring to order the plant, you will not be able to, because it will be sold out. Therefore, the only functional approach is for you to order it now for spring delivery. I wish I could be more helpful. Richo

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