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Andean Tuber 3 Letters – While the warm winter season has seemed strange to many of us, it has been a great boon to some of Corvallis’ root vegetables – including some more unusual species trans-located here from the Andes mountain regions of South America. Armed with a prolific harvest of these new-to-us Andean tubers, Dylana Kapuler and Mario DiBenedetto, founders of local organic seed suppliers, growers and breeders, Peace Seedlings, are in the process of introducing a significantly greater variety to our local diet – a movement they hope will continue throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Peace Seedlings is a second-generation Corvallis business, evolved from Peace Seeds, started by Dr. Alan Kapuler and his wife Linda. Peace Seeds was born when the couple began planting the seeds from their expansive garden each year. Their seed collection now contains 10,000 to 15,000 samples, many grown in their own plots, and some the product of wildcrafting, or collecting seeds from the natural world. Peace Seedlings, like Peace Seeds, use completely organic growing and harvesting methods, including composting, crop rotation, biodiversity in plants, and a complete avoidance of synthetics and toxins. And, thanks to the weather, fertile soil, incredibly hard work, and probably some amazing karma, this year’s Peace Seedlings Andean root crop harvest has been the most productive yet.
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Have you ever marveled at the magnificent biodiversity of our beautiful, blue-green planet – only to experience overwhelming boredom on a nightly basis at the monotonous components of your own dinner? Alan Kapuler believes that both our local ecosystem and our personal nutrition can be improved by introducing
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Our daily diet crops whose niches are currently monopolized by one plant-think potatoes, tomatoes, and cereals including common corn. Often these unusual crops have unique and enticing flavors, beautiful colors and distinct nutritional profiles.
“There’s this possibility of other food plants that we don’t know about,” noted Dylana Kapuler. “There are all these different root vegetables in different families—really diverse, instead of having all your plants closely related, like potatoes and tomatoes and all these things.”
“[The Andean peoples] chose food plants that were productive and productive because they couldn’t go to the store and they didn’t have much meat – it was a very deep agriculture,” added Dr. Kapuler. “The largest root-based agriculture in the world.”
The yacon tuber visually resembles a potato or yam, but its texture and taste is completely its own – and you can eat it raw.
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“After you dig them up, they turn a darker red and become even sweeter,” DiBenedetto said. “They’re really good on salads and just on their own.”
Linda Kapuler compares the crunch of a yacon to a water chestnut, but juicier and sweeter. With its low levels of sugar, it is an excellent choice for a sweet, nutritious snack.
“You can juice the tubers and bake them, not even that much, and it makes a molasses, very similar in color and consistency, probably even more nutritious,” added DiBenedetto, “especially because the sugars are mostly inulin, which promotes probiotics . grow in your gut.”
Properly stored, yacon crowns can be harvested and replanted each year. Peace Seedlings expects these tubers to only grow in popularity, as they have done exponentially over the past five to ten years.
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“It’s one of the most productive tuberous plants you can grow,” DiBenedetto said. “It is a growing season of five to six months; you plant it in the spring and harvest it in the fall, a little longer than potatoes.”
Mashua is another highly proliferative South American root crop (the tubers can make up to 75 percent of the plant’s dry weight) that grows without abandon in our Oregon climate. It also sports a beautiful—and edible—flower that you might recognize: mashua is actually a tuberous nasturtium.
While many of the Andean root crops seem relatively impervious to Oregon’s potato-related pests and diseases (mashua, like wasabi and horseradish, contains pest-resisting isothiocyanates), some have not escaped the notice of gophers and other root-lovers garden critters. So how do Peace Seedlings produce such a beautiful, blemish-free harvest?
“Mashua is hot!” explained Dr. Kapuler. “In South America they all grow in the same bed because mashua tubers prevent the rodents from entering the beds; they don’t eat the mashua at all.”
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A staple in Peruvian and Bolivian diets, oca tubers grow in a beautiful variety of colors, and, like other Andean root crops, they grow prolifically in the Willamette Valley ecosystem.
“They’re smaller, but they definitely put down more tubers than a potato, and this has been one of our best growing seasons for them,” DiBenedetto said as he and Dylana Kapuler uncovered an impressive mound of the tubers.
But don’t dig them too early in the season – you can harvest oca tubers until November or early December.
“They start tuberizing at the end of October or so, but they last until the winter,” DiBenedetto said.
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“You can interplant these with things that don’t live that long,” added Dylana Kapuler. “They live longer than most of your garden plants, and they will still be green.”
Eaten raw, oca has a distinct crunchy texture that works great in salads – cooked, the tubers are as soft as a potato. Oca also has a variety of flavors from sweet to tangy, and it is easier to prepare than a potato: eat it raw, boiled or mashed, no peeling required.
Mauka is certainly one of the most obscure of the Andean root crops, having only been “rediscovered” outside of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador in the 1960s and 1970s.
“This is the first time we have seeds – this is the root, and the tops here are edible,” said Dr. Kapuler. “It is one of the rarest food plants known … It took 20 years to get seeds for this plant.”
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Most parts of this plant are edible leaves (which can be cooked in salads or eaten raw), stems and especially the roots. The carrots are often described as a delicious mix between potatoes, parsnips and sweet potatoes.
Perhaps best of all, mauka grows extraordinarily quickly, with extensive root mass – as evidenced by the success of Peace Seedlings after just one year – and the plants themselves can grow over one meter in height within a season.
An invaluable source of knowledge of the Andean root crop, dive into Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation (published by The National Academies Press in 1989) for more information.
As described by Dr. Kapuler, “It is the original reference to all this, in addition to the people and their culture.”
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You can find Peace Seedlings’ yacon tubers at Corvallis’ First Alternative Co-op, and their yacon and oca at Sundance, Kiva, and The Corner Market in Eugene. For a list of local organic seeds offered by Peace Seeds, visit http://peaceseedslive.blogspot.com. To grow your own Andean tubers, email [email protected], or call 541-752-0421. Spatio-temporal analysis of drought variability in Myanmar based on the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) and its impact on crop production
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