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Aug 27, 2015 9:05 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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A friend just got this in his fresh food (CSA) box today. What is it?
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Aug 27, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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They are about an inch in size.
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Aug 27, 2015 9:22 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Not positive but they look like Jerusalem Artichokes. (which are not from Jerusalem and not artichokes)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 27, 2015 9:22 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Thanks, Mary!
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Aug 27, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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I agree (aka "sunchokes")

You'd kind of think they might put some sort of note with something like that!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
C/F temp conversion
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Aug 27, 2015 10:06 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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They do have a bulletin board but he didn't check it this time.
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Aug 28, 2015 5:50 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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The ones from your CSA box are kind of small. Maybe instead of trying to peel them, try this...
wash then and scrub with a stiff brush. Coat with olive oil and some salt, roast in the oven. As soon as they are cool enough to handle, squeeze out the cooked flesh, discard the peel. You can eat the flesh like you would mashed potatoes or add it to a lovely homemade soup.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 28, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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I'll pass along the information. Thanks.
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Aug 28, 2015 7:46 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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I prefer them raw...
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Aug 28, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I've never eaten sunchokes but I've heard they are very good! I love the pretty yellow blooms.
Sunroots (Helianthus tuberosus)
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Aug 28, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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As with any 'new' food, start slowly. Sunchokes are too gassy for many people.
https://healthyhabitscoach.wor...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 28, 2015 8:50 AM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I have used them instead of potatoes in making Latkes/potato pancakes. Really good!
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Aug 28, 2015 11:45 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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It's been a long, long time since I've grown them... but I thought they had a very odd taste when they were cooked -- can't really describe it, but I didn't care for them.
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
C/F temp conversion
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Aug 28, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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I used to grow them just because they are so pretty (and unstoppable). Even though I can't eat the the roots I have grown them to share with others.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 28, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
They are delicious, Arlene! I like them best prepared as you do with potato salad. They have something nutty and something that reminds you of artichoke in their taste.
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Aug 28, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
They aren't mine! A friend picked them up as part of his CSA fresh food delivery.
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