A perennial tuberous sunflower, with tall elegant yellow flower heads that die down to form delicious earthy tubers in late autumn to winter. Extremely productive, one plant yields 12 or more tubers, so be sure to give your plants plenty of room.
Growing Jerusalem Artichokes is simple and rewarding. Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. Plant tubers in early spring, spacing them 30-45 centimeters apart and 7-12 centimeters deep. Water regularly but avoid overwatering. Harvest the tubers in late autumn after the foliage has died back. Store them in a cool, dry place for later use. NOTE: The inulin in artichokes can be difficult to digest by some people which can in turn cause flatulence.