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Yacon (2 Plants, Ships April-May) (PL113) $14.00

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Yacon (2 Plants, Ships April-May)

         
 
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(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, 2018)
 
Yacon (2 Plants, Ships April-May)
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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40 out of 40 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kelley
Location:
Asheville, NC, United States
Date:
December 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Grow this
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, abundant production

What are the cons? none

Review:

Yacon is easy to grow and will turn into a beautiful 3-5 foot shrub. I cut all the foliage back in the fall and dry the leaves for yacon tea, then dig the tubers and divide/replant the central propogation tubers. I then mulch it well and it survives the winters here in the mountains of North Carolina (zone 6) just fine. Its a great substitute for jicama, which is difficult to grow here. You can also peel and juice it and cook it down to syrup, which is delicious. Highly recommended. A very useful and prolific plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

26 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Momo
Location:
Eugene, OR, United States
Date:
December 29, 2016
          5.0
 
Prolific bearer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, strong plant

What are the cons? The end result

Review:

I bought two plants 2 years ago. I planted them around 5' apart. They probably could use a 6' separation. The plants grew to large proportion and bore around 30 pounds of yacon each. Unfortunately, I did not like the taste of the fruit. However, if you do, this is the plant for you. We were going to put them in the compost but forgot. They overwintered, and I am getting ready to harvest them again, this time without any attention whatsoever. A super strong and highly productive variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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