[permaculture] Jerusalem Artichokes,An Overlooked Market Crop]

Mathew Waehner waehner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 08:17:49 EDT 2008

As far as the tremendous wind, I've read that that comes from the inulin,
which some people aren't able to metabolise easily.  For such people, it may
be helpful to store them above ground to let the inulin turn to starch.

I will be planting some tomorrow; if anyone notices a tremendous wind from
North Carolina next fall, sorry about that.

I ordered them from Oikos Tree crops, $8 for 7 tubers.  I don't know if that
was a good price or not.

I think that it is a great idea to plant edible things that are nearly
impossible to kill, in the right location.

On 4/4/08, Allan Balliett <aballiett at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> I also have to add that it appears to me that FEDCO's MOOSE TUBERS
> beats the price at north 40 books by about 3 to one (or is that 1/3
> to one?) Unfortunately, Moose Tubers is closed for the season (you
> could have ordered up until March), but, still, North 40's price is
> ghastly!
> My recollection is that Jerusalem artichokes are a good 'seed
> exchange' item, which, if I remember correctly, is a fact normally
> created by 'market forces,' or the lack there of.
> -Allan Balliett
> Shepherdstown, WV
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