The day has arrived when some of my new plants have come up with the goods! Oh Frabjus day.
First up the Yacon; the frost had previously taken out the leaves, so I figured that its useful days of growing were over for this season.... Time to have a look under the ground. I was expecting one or two tubers, but what I got was five decent sized ones. Now I believe these things can grow to be huge so I might look back at these and think they are rather tame, but for now I am quite pleased with five hens egg sized tubers.
Next up the Oca; less of a run away success, but only in quantity. Like the Yacon, it was still growing in the shape of its old pot. It had grown a few tubers. Some of which the slugs had nibbled. Unlike the Yacon the eaty bit of the Oca is also the growy bit for next year, so some restraint is needed. But I had to have a nibble on one. It was like a raw potato in texture with a slightly sour acidic citrus flavor. Apparently the acidic flavor mellows after a couple of days in the sun, but I am not going to eat any more to find out as the rest are going to be seed for next year.