A nutritious potato substitute
A nutritious potato substitute
- Crispy, water chestnut-like texture
- Clean, dry tubers store well in fridge
- Productive and trouble-free
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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.
- Botanical Name: Helianthius 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 perennial.
- Spread: Will continue to spread year after year unless all tubers are removed from the ground.
- Color: Blossoms are yellow.
- Foliage: Green foliage.
- Depth: 4 - 5 inches.
- Blooms: Early to mid Fall.
- Days to Maturity: 4 plus months.
- Yield: Up to 5 bushels per 100 foot row.
- Soil Preference: Deeply worked, rich, well-drained soil.
- Growth Rate: Fast growth rate.
- Form: Perennial. Upright.
- Flowers: Member of the sunflower family.
- Pollinator: Self pollinating.
- Size: Up to 5 inches.
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:
|2019 Insects Shipping Schedule|
|Zones||Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms||Nematodes|
|1A||5/3 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|1B - 2A||5/10 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|2B - 3B||4/26 - 11/1||4/26 - 11/1|
|4A - 6A||4/12 - 11/1||4/12 - 11/1|
|6B - 7A||4/5 - 11/1||4/5 - 11/1|
|7B - 8B||3/8 - 11/1||3/8 - 11/1|
|9A - 10B||2/22 - 11/1||2/22 - 11/1|
|Last Order Date||10/28/2019||10/28/2019|
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.