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Yacon (2 Plants, Ships March-June) (PL113) $14.00$11.00
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Yacon (2 Plants, Ships March-June)

         
 
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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.

Please consider these terms before ordering live plants:
Most plants will be 3”-7” in height. Plants will ship as available after the first of March to the end of
May. We will try to ship orders to southern zones first. No guaranteed exact delivery dates. Plants may
arrive too early and have to be kept inside until the weather warms. Plants may arrive late, as well.
Due to the sensitive nature of small plants, there is the possibility of a crop failure. If such a situation
occurs, we will do our best to issue you a refund in a timely manner. Last minute losses can occur at
any point in our shipping timeline, and we may have to issue a refund even late in the season. No

orders shipped outside of the USA. No Extra shipping costs; you just pay our regular $3.50. (PRE-ORDER PLANTS WILL SHIP AFTER March 1, 2018)

 
Yacon (2 Plants, Ships March-June)
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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25 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
otterzeal
Location:
South, GA, United States
Date:
January 20, 2018
          5.0
 
I love Yacon
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty

What are the cons? Stalks very tall

Review:

I bought two plants from Baker Creek last year. I planted them in the biggest rope handle bucket I could find and added drain holes. One per bucket to see how they would grow in containers. I am short about 5' and the stalks grew at least a foot or two over my head. So tall in fact that it was hard to stake them up against hard winds. I leaned them up against the house under the eaves for protection. During the hurricane Irma I put them in the garage. I did see a few small blooms before it got cold in the fall. I harvested a few good size ones and a few small ones. I put the crowns back in the pots and I hope they will survive this cold winter and I can divide and replant them in the spring. The taste to me wasn't very sweet but nice. Like a sweet carrot, sort of earthy but texture like a water chestnut, crispy like. It was nice. I will be growing more. I know you can make syrup from them but I haven't done that. I enjoy them raw. I wouldn't say they matured early but right on time.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

71 out of 73 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

54 out of 55 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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