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Growing Jerusalem Artichokes, also Sunchoke

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23 Feb 17 Sandy (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted my JA's last year (late) and didn't harvest them. This year thaey have gone mad. The article says 1.5m tall. Mine are 2.5mts+ with plenty of flowers. Looking forward to harvesting them I don't think I have ever eaten them before. Anyone have good preparation/cooking tips for them?
25 Feb 17 Ruth L. (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Sandy, careful JA's are verye invasive, my husband calls them "*artyjokes" for obvious reasons.... my favourite is frying the peeled and thickly sliced roots in olive oil/butter with heaps of homegrown garlic cloves, add pepper and salt ....yummmo!! Jamie Oliver has a beef stew recipe that has JA's, its gorgeous, search for "Jools favourite beef stew or casserole online
24 Feb 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
There are numerous recipes on the internet. Google Jerusalem Artichoke recipes. Roasting, boiling, soups, stews, etc. Pick some of the stems for cut flowers. They are bright and cheery.
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