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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

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
21 Jun 17, Kevin Watkins (Australia - temperate climate)
In Perth Western Australia did not flower and leaves are dieing back.Will tubers be ok?
01 Jun 17, Tania (Australia - temperate climate)
Penny, where in perth, we would love some? We live in Narrogin however we do visit often.
20 May 17, Penny (Australia - temperate climate)
I have Yacon growing in the southern suburbs of Perth if you would like some.
13 Jul 17, kathie (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi , just saw your post. I bought a mangy one from waldecks at a hideous price so as to be sure of product. It lost its leave( they said that was ok) and now when I checked the root has no tuber and looks as if its been dead for a while . really want to grow this plant and was wondering if you still have some ? I also live in the southern suburbs of Perth. Kathie
16 May 17, Craig (Australia - temperate climate)
Has any one grown yacon in hothouse to save from frost l live in melb
07 May 17, MARY (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
my question is can yacon be grown in Perth, wa. Where can i find the plant readily to grow. Can you find them in markets or greegrocers
20 May 17, Tricia (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Mary, Waldecks currently have Yacon for what appears to be much less than the private sellers & they are healthy plants.
07 May 17, Jack (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yes it can. There is currently an advertisement on Gumtree for Yacon plants in the Joondalup area. You may find them in green grocers or whole food stores that sell produce.
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