This is the time for harvesting the Andean Vegetables in Australia. With our drought and extra hot temperatures I had an almost total oca crop failure but I was very surprised at how well the ulluco has fared, it has grown vigorously despite the heat. I do cover all my Andean crops with shadecloth covers over the summer though.
We have been very lucky with our frosts which have been very late this autumn and that has given the ulluco time to grow hugely and I am expecting a large crop going by the size of the plants and the few tubers I have found while waiting for the plants to die down.
With everything said about how they hate the heat I was worried about getting any plants to survive the summer and I have been pleasantly surprised.