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I was born in Guernsey (but now live in Brittany) and our main industry was growing tomatoes although that industry has now virtually disappeared. Growing tomatoes to a Guernseyman is like wine to a Frenchman, it's in our blood! I do not profess to be an expert, but I have picked up a few tips and techniques which work for me.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Frozen Oka

The first lot of frost did not affect my Oka, but I am afraid the dollop of snow that we are having now has killed the tops . I am not sure if I have to now dig up all the tubers, but I am sure my advisor Ian, will soon be  along with some good advice.


  1. I usually leave mine a bit. The tubers will continue to swell even when the foliage had been knocked out.

  2. Yes, leave for 2 or 3 weeks before lifting to maximise the yield.

  3. Ah thanks for that, looks like we will be having our first tasting for Christmas, any tips on cooking, or just as normal potatoes.

  4. I like them steamed whole or thinly sliced and stir-fried. They taste a bit lemony. I also like them thinly sliced raw with a salad. Lovely and crunchy like radish.


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