Apios americana is also known as ground nut and it’s old folk name is travelers delight. It’s a rare edible perennial from north America and it’s tubers are connected like a string of sausages. Apios is a climber with ornamental flowers. Please let us know if you have Apios Priceana tubers or seeds, we’d like grow them some day.
Yacon is another of those edible perennial tubers from the Andees. It’s daisy like yellow flowers and tropical leafs make a beautiful ornamental to grow in any garden. The tubers are crisp, juicy and slightly sweet. It’s the fruit of the winter months. It is low in calories and contains inulin which is a great sweetener for diabetics which makes it the main ingredient in a lot of diabetic products.
Yacon start is now available on our website, however only in very limited numbers this winter. We will do our best to grow more next year so that we can offer them at better value per growing tip. Please note we only ship to Europe. We’ve got other tubers too.
In cold temperate climates the stems and foliage dies back completely in the winter once temperatures below frost are reached. All it’s energy is stored safely underground in the tubers until it gets warmer again in spring time. If planted in a well mulched garden it doesn’t need to be taken up for the winter and stored indoors, as the mulch will protect the tubers from the frost. They can also be stored in a well ventilated open container filled with potting compost or peat to keep the air off the tubers. The tubers also be process into a well known Yacon syrup for sweetening deserts or tea. Each of the growing tips can grow into one large that will give you a few edible tubers and some growing tips or starts.
For more info on each type of tubers and videos take a look at our shop.