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Delighted Up About Sunchokes

Sunchoke - Jerusalem Artichoke - Sunroot, Helianthus tuberosus

Edible Tuber

Plant 4-6 inches deep and 12-18 inches apart

Grows 6-10 tall, Needs staking. Use a tee pee or tomato cage

Grow in a Wine Barrel or extra-large pot, because they are a giving plant

1 tuber makes 20 tubers

Regular water until the roots form, then water deeply once a week

6 or more hours of Sun

1” of mulch on top of the soil

Harvest 3½ -5 months later (110-150 days)

 

Beautiful Yellow Daisy shaped flowers. Cut the flowers before seeds develop! Or you'll have far too many! Perennial that continues to give you tubers for many, many years. Sweet, nutty tasting. A very healthy veggie that can be substituted for potatoes or carrots. Eat them raw. Wash and slice them super thin. Add to salads, dip them in your favorite hummus recipe. Try roasted. Cut them ½ inch thick. Toss them in olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook in 425? oven for around 20 minutes. Boil them in slightly salty water, until tender. Plunge into a ice water bath. Peel immediately. Slice to desired thickness. Toss with butter, salt and pepper and parsley.

 Yum Yum Enjoy! 

Sunchoke tuber. Photo by Maureen Clark

 

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 10:53 AM

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