Lost Crops of the Incas and other unusual vegetables with Klaus Laitenberger
Saturday 09 March
Our potato doesn’t come from Ireland. It originates in Peru and was developed by the ancient Incas.
One of the biggest mysteries is that all the other amazing crops from the Incas haven’t made it to world fame.
Some are becoming more popular especially due to their health benefits while others still await their turn.
Most of them can be grown successfully in Ireland either outdoors or in a tunnel. Some of the Inca crops include: Oca, Yacon, Quinoa, Amaranth, Sweet Potato, Mashua (tuberous nasturtium), Ulluco, Maca, Achocha, Cape Gooseberry etc