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

28 Aug 20, Albert (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi I have been growing them for 20 years plus. Sell my excess on eBay And Gumtree. Sold 35kgs this year (and I eat/ate a lot myself! Lol) they are very productive and so easy to grow
16 Aug 20, Peter Hovey (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Green Harvest at Witta on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland have them at present just bought some about 3 weeks ago they do mail order or click and collect.https://greenharvest.com.au/Plants/GarlicToKrachai.html#JerusalemArtichokes
14 Aug 20, Natalie (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
There are currently several people and nurseries selling Jerusalem artichoke tubers on EBay Australia. I've just bought the cheapest lot from Sydney NSW.
04 Jul 20, Caroline (Australia - temperate climate)
I could send you some - but pretty sure that’s not possible / legal from Victoria into QLD?
22 Jun 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look up internet seed selling websites. Google - where to buy J A's.
03 May 20, Luciano zecchin (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I grow sunchokes in containers ? If so does it require anything special and when is the best time to plant?
23 Jun 20, Oriana (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I have the same question. Hoping someone responds...
02 May 20, Fiona Buchanan (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hello I've just been given a huge bag of Jerusalem artichokes. No problems in using them but I want to keep some tubers to plant out at then of winter /spring. Can anyone tell me how to store them until then.
08 May 20, Anon (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Plant a few them out now. As sunflowers, they are prettier in a north facing spot. They'll be fine as long as they get a bit of water. Be warned they can be quite invasive over a couple of year period if you're not careful.
06 May 20, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Google how to store them.
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Green Harvest at Witta on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland have them at present just bought some about 3 weeks ago they do mail order or click and collect.https://greenharvest.com.au/Plants/GarlicToKrachai.html#JerusalemArtichokes

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