1 LB BEYOND ORGANIC Red Fuseau Jerusalem Artichoke Tubers (Sunchokes) by Verdant Treasures
- Verdant Treasures is always here to answer any of your questions about your sunchokes
- Best planted in the spring or late summer/fall, sunchokes can be harvested throughout the year
- At Verdant Treasures, we grow using a “beyond organic” method without use of ANY sprays (not even organic sprays)
- A pound of sunchokes will produce 13-20 plants – the tubers can be divided prior to planting
- You haven’t lived until you have tasted oven roasted sunchokes – look online for many delicious recipes
Red Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also known as sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple, or topinambour, is a species of perennial sunflower native to north America, grown for its potato-like tubers. The tubers are eaten raw or cooked via various methods and are tender with a sweet, nutty flavor. Search online for “Jerusalem artichoke recipes”. They contain about 2% protein, no oil, and little starch. Sunchokes store starch as the carbohydrate inulin (76%), which is safe and beneficial for diabetics. They are rich in prebiotics, which are important for intestinal health. Tubers are usually harvested in the late summer, although you can leave them in the ground and dig them any time of year, which makes them the perfect “emergency” food. In areas where it freezes, apply a deep mulch to make it easier to harvest them during the winter. Full planting and information instructions will be included with your order. Verdant Treasures is always available to answer your growing questions. Just shoot as an email and we will get back to your promptly.