[NAFEX] Sunchokes now "Yacon"

John S swim_at_svc at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 14 22:40:12 EDT 2009

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 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.
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