(Smallanthus sonchifolius) Here’s a delicious and unusual South American relative of Dahlia and Jerusalem Artichoke. Sweet-potato-like tubers weigh up to 3 lbs and are produced in 3-5 months from planting. Yacon plants reach 4-5 feet in height, and occasionally bloom, bearing small yellow daisies. Two types of tubers are produced: propagation tubers, at the center of the root mass, which can be divided and replanted in the spring, and the edible tubers, which grow outside the central ones. The flavor is like a crisp apple combined with Asian pear. The roots contain inulin (may be useful to diabetics), and possess anti-oxidant and pro-biotic qualities. 2 plants.
We are super excited to be offering a selection of live plants, these are produced for us by tissue culture, a natural process that produces plants that are generally high-quality and disease free. We have some stunning new food crops in our plant listing, we hope you will try some of the exciting rare plants we offer this year. Pre-order now, as supplies on some these will be limited. The plants we ship are small, but sturdy, and we offer a 30 day guarantee on live plants. Most plants will be 6”-12” in height. Plants will ship as available after the first of April to the end of June. We will ship orders to southern zones first. No guaranteed delivery dates. No orders shipped outside of the USA. No Extra shipping costs, just pay our regular $3.50. (PRE-ORDER PLANTS WILL SHIP AFTER APRIL 1, 2017)