[NAFEX] Sunchokes now "Yacon"
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Tue Sep 15 12:35:04 EDT 2009
Do you cook yacon? I think of it as a raw veg.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of John S
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 7:40 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sunchokes now "Yacon"
Those of you who like sunchokes may also want to try yacon. A relative of
sunchoke that is substantially more productive, it does not tolerate
freezing and thus cannot be invasive in colder climates. While opinions
vary, I much prefer the taste of yacon over sunchoke, although both are
good. I pull up volunteer sunchoke plants in my garden but plant yacon
every year. An easy, highly productive plant here in zone 5, unbothered by
disease or insects.
I usually have a few extra plants left over in the spring, for those that
might want to give it a try. Please contact me in late may if intersted.
--- On Mon, 9/14/09, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
From: mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sunchokes
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009, 11:54 AM
I'm being unclear. What I'm saying is chokes colonized the area to
the extent that not even reed canary grass will compete. I have them
planted in a lot of places & think it's a good low input / high output
plant even tho I only manage to eat them a couple times a year.
On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Kevin Moore <aleguy33 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> If nothing else can grow there, why do you object to a very useful and
> plant growing? I would think that plants that require only harvesting in
> fall and which will grow where nothing else will would be a good thing.
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