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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

23 Feb 12, Gill (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Does anyone have experience in growing yacon in cold areas (eg Canberra)?
06 Nov 12, Noodle (Australia - temperate climate)
I grew yacon when I lived in canberra. It grows very well in that climate.
06 May 12, Marie Young (Australia - temperate climate)
will yacon grow in a large pot ? and where from do I get tubers ?
06 Nov 12, Jacob (Australia - temperate climate)
It does best in the ground, but I have grown it in a large pot successfully. We have grown it for years, the kids love it! A lot of people sell yacon, try allclassifieds.com.au or eBay
15 Dec 12, Darren (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello I was just wondering what sort of yields you got from your large pot Im growing some in a 50 litre drum does that sound ok
18 Jun 12, Subhadra (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I am interested in sunroot plant. where can I get the seed or plant in Auckland, New Zealand so that I can plant some in my vegetable garden.
01 Nov 12, Ittai (New Zealand - temperate climate)
hi, Where can I get the seed or plant in Christchurch , Newzealand ? How much is it ? Thanks.
23 Apr 13, G.Renting (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I would like to buy yacon tubers/seeds for my garden
22 Aug 12, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I think the root system is too large for a pot. I got mine as a freebie from Diggers but I think cos like Green Harvest etc also have them. They are delicious - best freebie I ever had!
22 Aug 12, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I grow them successfully in the Southern Highlands. The plants die back in winter and I mulch them heavily over the winter months
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