Growing Yam/Oka, also Oca

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  P P P                

(Best months for growing Yam/Oka in USA - Zone 8b regions)

P = Plant tubers

  • Plant tubers about 5cm (1.5") deep covered with soil. Best planted at soil temperatures between 17°C and 35°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 30 - 45 cm apart
  • Harvest in 15-20 weeks. Leave in the ground until foliage has completely died down so tubers reach maximum size.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

21 Sep 19, Christine (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I get yam tubers to grow in my veg patch tnx
23 Sep 19, Anon (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Google it - where to buy yam in Australia.
25 Aug 19, Maxie (Australia - temperate climate)
I have yams ready and available to grow
24 Aug 19, Sandy (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
So, I grew yam successfully, can I keep some and them replant them?
26 Aug 19, (Australia - tropical climate)
Google it.
01 Sep 19, (Australia - temperate climate)
Yeah cheers, thought this would be quicker than wading through google
06 Aug 19, Twyla Mac (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, How do I best store yams before planting?
14 Aug 19, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Google - storing yams before planting.
19 Jul 19, Claire (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, Do we wait for the yams to start to ‘seed’ before planting them like potatoes? Thanks.
22 Jul 19, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
You could wait, but just plant when they say so.
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