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Jerusalem Artichoke

A nutritious potato substitute

Jerusalem Artichoke

A nutritious potato substitute

  • Crispy, water chestnut-like texture
  • Clean, dry tubers store well in fridge
  • Productive and trouble-free
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Product Description

The name is deceptive; these Jerusalem Artichokes don't look like artichokes at all! Instead, they're tubers that look like a cross between a potato and a ginger root. They have a crispy texture like a water chestnut, but become soft and nutty when baked or roasted. They're a great substitute for potatoes, especially since they're packed with nutrients! Plant these unique gems in your garden once, and you'll have a steady supply of edible tubers for years to come! Pest-free and adaptable to most growing conditions, Jerusalem Artichokes prefer deeply worked, rich, well-drained soil in full sunlight. As a member of the sunflower family, the plant will grow between 6-9' tall. Dig tubers in fall after the foliage has died back--but allow some to remain for next year. Tubers can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. Alternately, leave tubers in the ground and dig as needed (as long as the ground isn't frozen). Eat raw, baked, boiled, fried or pickled. Contains free glutamine and is very high in free amino acids, nutritional points of considerable importance. Yellow blooms appear in late summer. 4+ months to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Helianthus tuberosus
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 6 - 9 feet.
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 -- 4 feet between rows.
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Spread: Will continue to spread year after year unless all tubers are removed from the ground.
  • Color: Yellow
  • Foliage: Oblong to lance shaped leaves that are course and hairy.
  • Depth: 4 - 5 inches.
  • Blooms: Early to mid Fall.
  • Days to Maturity: 120 Days
  • Yield: Up to 5 bushels per 100 foot row.
  • Soil Preference: Deeply worked, rich, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast.
  • Pruning: None necessary.
  • Form: Perennial. Upright.
  • Flowers: Ray florets up to 4" across.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Size: 2 Lb
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes 
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/5 4/17 - 5/29 5/13 - 5/29 3/27 - 6/12
4B 5/22 - 6/5 4/17 - 5/29 5/13 - 5/29 3/27 - 6/12
5A 5/15 - 6/5 4/3 - 5/29 5/13 - 5/29 3/6 - 6/12
5B 5/1 - 6/5 3/20- 5/29 5/13 - 5/29 3/6 - 6/12
6A 5/1 - 6/5 3/6 - 5/29 4/22 - 5/29 3/6 - 6/12
6B 5/1 - 6/5 3/6 - 5/29 4/22 - 5/29 3/6 - 6/12
7A 5/1 - 6/5 2/27 - 5/29 4/22 - 5/29 2/27 - 6/12
7B 5/1 - 6/5 2/27 - 5/29 4/1 - 5/29 2/27 - 6/12
8A & B 4/24 - 6/5 2/20 - 5/29 4/1 - 5/29 2/20 - 6/12
9A & B 4/24 - 6/5 1/23 - 6/5 4/1 - 5/29 2/13 - 6/12
10A & B 4/17 - 6/5 1/23 - 5/5 4/1 - 5/29 2/13 - 6/12
Last Order Date 6/1/2020 5/25/2020 5/25/2020 6/8/2020

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 4/30 - 6/5 4/10 - 5/8 5/1 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
4B 4/30 - 6/5 4/3 - 5/8 5/1 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
5A 4/30 - 6/5 3/27 - 5/8 4/3 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
5B 4/30 - 6/5 3/27 - 5/8 3/20 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
6A 4/30 - 6/5 3/6 - 5/8 3/6 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
6B 4/30 - 6/5 2/27 - 5/8 3/6 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
7A 4/2 - 6/5 2/20 - 5/8 2/27 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
7B 4/2 - 6/5 2/13 - 5/8 2/27 - 6/5 4/6 - 6/5
8A & B 4/2 - 6/5 1/30 - 5/8 2/20 - 5/15 4/6 - 5/29
9A & B 4/2 - 6/5 1/2 - 5/8 2/13 - 5/15 4/6 - 5/29
10A & B 4/2 - 6/5 1/2 - 5/8 2/13 - 5/15 4/6 - 5/29
Last Order Date 6/1/2020 5/4/2020 1A-7B: 6/1/2020
8A-10B: 5/11/2020
6/1/2020

2020 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Nematodes & Encapsulated Worms
1A 5/13/20 - 10/30/20
1B - 2A 5/13/20 - 10/30/20
2B - 3B 4/29/20 - 10/30/20
4A - 6A 4/15/20 - 10/30/20
6B - 7A 4/8/20 - 10/30/20
7B - 8B 3/11/20 - 10/30/20
9A - 10B 2/25/20 - 10/30/20
Last Order Date 10/23/2020

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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