[NAFEX] Sunchokes now "Yacon"

Kevin Moore aleguy33 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 17 15:23:35 EDT 2009


I haven't tried them yet myself, but am told they are very delicious baked like a potato. Perhaps it is the species that makes the difference. Some prunus species tend toward very astringent fruit while others are sweet as candy.




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From: Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at Docshiva.org>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:37:15 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sunchokes now "Yacon"

  
You sure they’re tasty?  I’ve run across descriptions of “bitter”
and “inedible”.  They’re used an a coffee substitute – maybe they taste like
chicory root: bitter, inedible.
 
~ Stephen
 
From:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On
Behalf Of Kevin Moore
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:19 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sunchokes now "Yacon"
 
I understand Dahlias are very tasty root veggies as well.
You might want to add them to your list. They also look nice in the garden.
 

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From:Stephen Sadler
<Docshiva at Docshiva.org>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:35:04 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sunchokes now "Yacon"



Do you cook yacon?  I think of it as a raw veg.
 
~ Stephen
 
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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.

John


--- 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.

~mIEKAL

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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