Grow 4 different varieties of Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunroots / sunchokes) with this mega mix. Included are Fuseau, Red Fuseau, Herman and the uncommon White Truffle. You will receive a mix of at least 20 tubers in total.
Beautiful Ornamental plants and edible tubers! Vigorous tubers are freshly harvested on the day of purchase and posted unwashed for extra preservation. More info below. Please note tubers are available from November to April. Buy more get more extra free. Free postage on additional items so take a look at our other ads!
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Also known as Sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke is in the sunflower family. It’s latin name is Helianthus Tuberosus. They originate from north America and were first introduced to Europe in the early 18th century. It is a versatile and useful plant with it’s many uses beyond being ornamental. Plants reach 3meters / 10ft in height very quickly and are ideal for a pop up hedge or a wind barrier for the summer months. Tubers are plentiful and can overwinter outside in any well mulched garden. They do particularly well in no dig lasagne gardens and can even be harvested throughout the winter or left to grow in the next growing season.
Sunroots are famous for it’s edible tubers which are often referred to as earth apple. Although it’s best to wait until the carbohydrates have turned from inulin into fructose later in the winter, this makes it sweeter to taste and you will not have to find out why it is also known as ‘fartichoke’. While they had a reputation of being a poor mans food during world war 2 – being the most common food available at the time along with rutabaga (Swedes) Served. Sunroots are now highly regarded in many restaurants as a delicacy in many dishes mostly roasted or in soups. They also make for great country wine.