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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

09 Jan 20, Greg Bundle (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can you tell me where to purchase yacon tubers? In nz Thanks Greg
12 Jan 20, Alice Phillips (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You can usually get them on trademe but to get tubers this year you would need a plant that's already underway. I have some available most years if you contact me in August.
10 Jan 20, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Try seed selling companies on the net.
19 Nov 19, Angela (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi there Im keen to grow some Yacon where would I be able to buy some tubers
25 Nov 19, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Check on the internet.
06 Nov 19, Julie Swallow (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Being trying to purchase Yacon but no-where has supply of them.Is anyone selling them please as I live in Orange.Thanks
28 Nov 19, Barb (Australia - temperate climate)
I recently got one from Greenharvest I think Daley’s also have them
07 Nov 19, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yacon - try other seed selling companies on the internet or contact Boondie Seeds and ask when will she have them back in stock. On her website go to vegetables then other seeds and you will find Yacon.
29 Oct 19, Sandra Berning (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I buy Yacon tubers to plant
30 Oct 19, Les (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I found Yacon tubors on ebay. I get a lot of seeds from sources online.
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