Growing Artichokes (Globe)

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26 Sep 19 Janelle O'Shannessy (Australia - tropical climate)
Can you please advise if there is any type of artichoke that will grow in the tropics at all...Thank you
26 Sep 19 Jacob Hoekstra (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi there, we are in the Geelong Victoria area and have been growing Jerusalem Artichokes for years. They just about grow anywhere as far as I know, but once you plant them they are hard to get rid of. They look like ginger and I only harvest them when I feel like it or my wife wants to make delicious Jerusalem Artichoke soup, or use the slices on pizza. The stems/plants grow very tall and you know when ready when the stems die down. Dig through the soil and you'll find a good crop.
04 Jun 20 Irene (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Jacob, we are in Bendigo and want to plant some Jerusalem Artichokes but can't seem to find out when is the best time to plant them and how long do they take to grow? Looking forward to your reply, Irene
26 Sep 19 Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
Ring up some seed selling company like Diggers Club and ask them. It does say plant in mid autumn into winter.

Hi there, we are in the Geelong Victoria area and have been growing Jerusalem Artichokes for years. They just about grow anywhere as far as I know, but once you plant them they are hard to get rid of. They look like ginger and I only harvest them when I feel like it or my wife wants to make delicious Jerusalem Artichoke soup, or use the slices on pizza. The stems/plants grow very tall and you know when ready when the stems die down. Dig through the soil and you'll find a good crop.

- Jacob Hoekstra

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