Jerusalem Artichoke

Helianthus tuberosus

Jerusalem Artichoke being harvested

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A Jerusalem artichoke is a white-fleshed root vegetable that is related to the Sunflower. The plant is upright, tall-growing with bristly woody stems, green pointed leaves, and golden-yellow flowers similar to the sunflower. The edible tubers are elongated, knobby, white, red or purple skinned. Several tubers are clustered at the base of each stem. The tubers can be eaten raw or cooked and the flavour improves if they are left in the ground until frosted. It is not related to the thistle-like globe artichoke, even though they taste rather similar. It is used in a popular creamy soup in France. Best planted in the spring or early summer for good tuber production. Appreciates well drained and friable soils
Other Names: Sunroot Sunchoke Topinambours

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Specifications of Jerusalem Artichoke

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September

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Jerusalem Artichoke Reviews & Tips

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Patricia Meredith
3y ago

Spencer, NSW, Australia

Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerasalem artichocke is a good source for inulin which lowers HDL cholesteral

★★★★ 12y ago

Hastings, VIC, Australia

Grows well and multiples easily crops well. %uFFFDOrnamental with its flowers. %uFFFDDies back to bulb in Autumn.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Elrington, NSW, Australia

Planted in vege garden among tomatoes.

Y Abdishou
13y ago

Perth, WA, Australia

Jerusalem Artichoke

Iam an iranian born and we use the jurusalum artichoke for pickling and they tast wonderful with other vegies when pickled

13y ago

Tabulam, NSW, Australia

Jerusalem Artichoke

Watch out for sclerotinium fungusisolate clean tubers in new areasits the only disease i know of the sunchoke

Kim Harvie
14y ago

Bundarra, NSW, Australia

Jerusalem Artichoke

You can substitute Jerusalem artichokes for water chestnuts in Chinese stir fry's. Also they make a delicious soup combined with ground hazelnut and cracked black pepper.

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