Further to my post on 7 January 2016 I have had a chance at last to dig up some of the mashua harvest – this is the haul from what was either one or two plants. The tubers were all clustered tightly together and just kept on coming. There were over 125 of them weighing 3.8 kg in total.
I have to say they are not my absolute favourite vegetable but they are fine in small quantities in stir fries and roasted vegetables; however when my partner cooked some with lots of others in a hearty veg curry yesterday they absorbed the curry spices and did not have any of that disntictively peppery flavour that can be a bit strong. So that is the way we will mainly be eating them I think.
Having said that we cannot eat this many, and there are lots more still to harvest, so the question is if anyone would like some to plant for the coming season, please let me know, particularly if you could distribute some to other people as well. There is no charge for the tubers but as they are heavy I may ask for a contribution for postage.
Update on 7th February – I have allocated all the tubers dug up the other day, but expect there will be more next time I can get out to harvest. So do let me know if you would like some after that.