Growing Jerusalem Artichokes, also Sunchoke

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(Best months for growing Jerusalem Artichokes in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant tubers

  • Easy to grow. Plant tubers about 5cm (1.5") deep.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 59°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 18 inches apart
  • Harvest in 15-20 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Tomatoes, cucumbers

Your comments and tips

02 Apr 20, Anne (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Do you think I could grow these in the Wairarapa? We have frosts to about -5 in winter.
07 May 20, Christie (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I’ve seen them growing in a few Wairarapa gardens - not sure if people water them but I’ve also seen them growing along side the Ruamahanga under one of the bridges so I guess it should be fine!
04 Jan 20, Elaine Brown (New Zealand - temperate climate)
hi, I found keeping the tubers in damp sawdust was ok, but the last season I dug what I wanted and left the rest in the ground over winter dug up in september and planted them out, now I have a forest of them . hope this helps
23 Dec 19, Antoinette (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I am trying to buy some j/a, but do not seem to find them for sale anywhere. Has anyone got some spare tubers I could buy? Thanks Antoinette
27 Dec 19, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try the internet - like diggers and Eden seeds.
20 Jun 20, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
. I got mine posted from living-mudflower.blogspot.com, they seemed pretty good.
10 Nov 19, Mary (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Can I plant the chokes I just received in pots in my small, uheated greenhouse or should I hold them for Spring? If I should hold them, how do I do that?
04 Nov 19, STEPHANIE LIEBERT (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I bought some Jerusalem Artichoke tubers on trade-me a few months back and they have been dormant in the ground since about June. I am in Auckland, and the spot they are in is sheltered and sunny. NOTHING has come up yet. Should I worry?
07 Nov 19, Another gardener (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try checking here before planting anything. You planted early winter instead early spring. This is what happens when people plant out of season. If you had a wet winter they may be rotten. Dig around the tubers to see how they are.
06 Sep 19, Kelly (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Green Harvest online store has Jerusalem artichokes in stock now.
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Try the internet - like diggers and Eden seeds.

- anon

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