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Smallanthus sonchifolius 'Yacón'

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tuber that taste like a fruit!
  • Eat raw or cooked
  • Fall harvest
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HEIGHT:

4-6 ft

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

ZONE:

7-11

PURPOSE:

· Health
· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Edible Garden
· Patio & Garden

FEATURES:

· Easy to Grow
· Staff Favorite
· Fast Growing

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

BLOOMS:

· Fall

FLOWER COLOR:

· Yellow

Yacon is one of the most extraordinary plants of the Andes. This spectacular plant is related to the sunflower & grows very similarly. It is also called "Pear of the Earth" because it's tubers are a delicious flavor that resembles a blend of watermelon, apple, & pear. It is very juicy and crisp and can be eaten raw or cooked. We had the chance to try some this last fall and we were blown away by their flavor. Highly recommended, fun to grow for a fall harvest.

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PURPOSE:

· Health
· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Edible Garden
· Patio & Garden

FEATURES:

· Easy to Grow
· Staff Favorite
· Fast Growing

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

BLOOMS:

· Fall

FLOWER COLOR:

· Yellow

GROWING INFO:
4" Crop Time: 6-8 weeks
6" Crop Time: 8-12 weeks
8" Crop Time: 10-14 weeks
12" Crop Time: 12-16 weeks
pH: 5.8 - 6.2
EC: 1.5 - 2.5


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