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Growing Jerusalem Artichokes, also Sunchoke

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(Best months for growing Jerusalem Artichokes in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant tubers

  • Easy to grow. Plant tubers about 5cm (1.5") deep.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 59°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 18 inches apart
  • Harvest in 15-20 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Tomatoes, cucumbers

Your comments and tips

20 Jan 17, Jackie Klever (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I live in Ahipara, 90 Mile Beach. Where can I buy the seeds or seedlings? Cannot find any up here.
15 Feb 17, Mike (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I bought mine off the internet.
04 Dec 16, kelvin (Australia - temperate climate)
my sunchokes are growing well in perth in improved bedding. question: Is it a good idea to remove lateral shoots from the main stem to improve growth?
05 Dec 16, John (Australia - arid climate)
I don't think it would make any difference as sunchokes are very tough and can be invasive if left. Any small tubers left in the ground will sprout next season. A lot of sunchokes I have seen are small and knobbly but some are plump and more rounded. If you get some nice rounded ones save them for next season and eat the small knobbly ones. Over a couple of seasons you will have all plump ones. Sunchokes are often called Jerusalem Artichokes. Trust this helps
29 Oct 16, marie (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Does anyone have any knowledge of Jerusalem artichokes sunchokes growing in Hawaii?
16 Jun 16, Andrée Prentice (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have a surplus of organic grown Jerusalem artichockes. What would be a reasonable price per 500gr if I sold the at the local growers' market ? Thanks for your help' Andrée
13 Mar 16, natcha nottle (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
where's i Can get the Seed of "Sunchoke"
23 Feb 17, Sandy (Australia - temperate climate)
I bought a seedling last year from Bunnings. Might pay to keep an eye out. You can use bulbs you buy in the grocery store.
23 May 16, JimboC (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi natcha nottle I grew Jerusalem Artichokes for the first time last season. They came up a treat with little to no extra care required! I'm in Newcastle NSW and grew them in a sandy soil but I gather they are quite hardy and tolerate a lot of different climates and soil types. I got my Jerusalem Artichokes from the Diggers Club They sent me three tubers which all came up when planted and produced a LOT more tubers which I am harvesting now. Hope that helps. JimboC
04 Jan 16, Nichol Dahong Chen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'd like to plant sunroot in my garden. Do you supply people its seeds or root, or could you please tell me anyone who also plant it in WA? Thanks.
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