Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes ) - Organic Tubers by Garden Alchemy
The Jerusalem artichoke, also known as sunchokes, or earth apples, is a species of wild perennial sunflower. The plants can grow up to 5-10 feet in height and have lovely yellow flowers but are mainly grown for its small edible tubers. The tubers (sunchokes) resemble a small potato but the taste and texture are more similar to water chestnut. Tubers can be eaten raw or cooked.
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Days to Maturity 120-150 Days
Growing Sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Sunchokes
Medicinal- Sunchokes are incredibly high in inulin. Inulin is a type of soluble fiber that balances blood sugar and also acts like a prebiotic. Prebiotics are compounds that feed the good bacteria in our gut, which can increase digestive and immune health.
- Nutritional Profile - Vitamin B, C, potassium and iron.
Use in: Salads,soups, roasted, braised, mashed
Tubers are ready for harvest when the leaves die back. Sunchokes harvested after a light frost will have a sweeter, nuttier taste. Use a pitchfork to lift tubers from the ground. Tubers left in the ground will grow the following season.
Freshly harvested sunchokes will last in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Sunchokes can be stored in cool moist places, such as a root cellar, for up to 2-5 months.
Sunchokes freeze well and can also be pickled or fermented.
Corn, peanuts and rhubarb. Avoid planting with tomatoes.