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Growing Yacon, also Sunroot

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Easy to grow. Plant sprouting root/tuber to a depth of about 4cm and mulch to cover. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 25 weeks. You can collect a few at a time without digging out the whole plant..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

07 Jul 17, Alina (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi I live in Melbourne and trying to Find out best time to Plant yacon Thank you Alina
13 Jul 17, (Australia - temperate climate)
Oct - Nov
11 Jul 17, (Australia - temperate climate)
Oct -Nov At the top of the page go to climate zone and find your zone - Melbourne Temperate. Click on Veg and Herbs at the top of the page. Find the plant you want to grow and read up about it.
26 Jun 17, Karen (Australia - temperate climate)
I would like to grow the Yacon instead of buying syrup but I'm having trouble locating a plant/s. I am in Wangaratta Vic. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks :)
27 Jul 17, Marilyn (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just purchase some rhizomes from a lady in NSW. I'm ready to plant them. I have her contact details at home if you wish to followup a seller. Email me if you wish to have her contact details.
07 Aug 17, Ken Chee (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Marilyn - Could you please provide me the seller's contact details as I wish to purchase some Yacon rhizomes from her. I am from Castle Hill (Sydney). Many thanks. Ken
30 Aug 17, Ron (Australia - temperate climate)
Morisset nsw Ken, I brought YACON from Mountain Herbs Katoomba nsw in may 2017 .Some tubers in small cardboard box $10.00 were sent by courier $6.10. Planted middle May 4seedlings now up & growing
08 Sep 17, Minh Ha (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Ron and friends, I live in Bankstown NSW. I am interested to grow Yacon in my backyard. Could you tell me where can I purchase the plants? Thanks a ton. Minh
19 Aug 17, Marilyn (Australia - temperate climate)
Sorry for the delay in respo ding. Was looking for an email . I bought them through Gumtree $26.00 for 2. Very prompt service too. The add displays YACO peruvian ground Apple plant with a picture of the plant in flower. PLSLCC in Taree. Hope this helps Ken.
08 Jul 17, naomi fischer (Australia - temperate climate)
I purchased the rhizomes from the Diggers Club. They may not be in stock yet but they do supply stock in pots when available. Cheers
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