Jeursalem Artichokes...

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Maggie, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    also known as sunchokes-This is the 3rd year they are growing in our garden. The past 2 years we just let them grow to get a good start. Well, this year they did not flower like the past 2 years. (They usually get a daisy-type flower on them.) I'm wondering if we can still harvest the chokes underground yet or not? Any hints or tips would be helpful, Maggie
     
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    What you need to do is to replant in another spot. Just take up what tubers you can find and put them elsewhere. It seems they exhaust something in the earth and will get smaller and smaller over time.
     

  3. woodspirit

    woodspirit Well-Known Member

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    hi,
    saw your post about sunchokes. I have eaten them before and loved em.
    Any thoughts about where to get some for growing? I have heard that they are invasive. Is that true?
     
  4. Paula

    Paula Well-Known Member

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    You can buy the tubers from lots of seed companies. Ronniger's has a couple of interesting smooth varieties as well as the ordinary one.

    They are invasive in that all the little tubers you don't get out will sprout in the spring. It's easy to pull the ones you don't want though.
     
  5. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Shumway has them, too.

    Pony!