Vegetables and Fruit forum: Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke

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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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Jul 16, 2012 8:29 PM CST
Tried these new this year, traded with someone who sent me about 7 little roots, now I habpve HUGE clump taller than me. Cant wait til fall when we can harvest. Anyone have experience with this?
Name: Tom
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Jul 18, 2012 12:36 PM CST
I've never tried them, but have been tempted, as they are supposed to taste like artichokes. I'll be waiting to see how you like them!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Jul 18, 2012 1:46 PM CST
I used to grow them years ago. They do best, especially for harvesting, in loose soil. And preferably growing in an out of the way area because they can tend to really spread (considered invasive in some areas).

The bigger the roots get the easier to clean so let them get some size on them.

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Jul 18, 2012 4:14 PM CST
I grow them, I just eat them raw cut up in salads. They don't taste like artichokes to me, more like a water chestnut and they have the crunch like a water chestnut too.

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