[NAFEX] Sunchokes

Kevin Moore aleguy33 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 14 11:49:34 EDT 2009

If nothing else can grow there, why do you object to a very useful and tasty plant growing? I would think that plants that require only harvesting in the fall and which will grow where nothing else will would be a good thing.

From: mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:41:00 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sunchokes

The sunchokes I planted in 1991 have been spreading ever since..  I have a really hard time believing the below statement, but perhaps on certain soils it might be the case, tho I have to say I'm very skeptical.  The behavior here is that they colonize an area that nothing else including reed canary grass cannot grow in.  We maintain spreading simply because it's mowed (lawn) on the edges.


On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:32 AM, Kevin Moore <aleguy33 at yahoo.com> wrote:

John, I'm told that the more you dig sunchokes, the more they spread. If you leave a patch alone for a few years it should go into decline on its own. Can't say from experience, but that's the information I have seen.

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