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Jerusalem Artichokes Information

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Helianthus tuberosus

An edible sunflower. The tubors are the edible bit and provide a nice alternative to potato.


Moon Planting Type: Root

Soil Type: Any Soil

Aspect: Any aspect

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Hardy

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)

Height:

Spread:

Jerusalem Artichokes Growing Notes

Sowing

Can be sown in rows 40-50cm apart and at a depth of 15cm. Or alternativly set aside a patch of ground 150cm square as an Jerusalem Artichoke patch.

Pruning & Thining

Remove dead flower heads. Keep patch weed free, and stake the plants in strong winds

Harvesting

When the plants die back cut them down and fork up the tubers. Store in dark cool place.

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Jerusalem Artichokes Varieties

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