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Come back and visit often as MAJOR changes are afoot and new photos will be added of hundreds of varieties as fast as I can take them. Plus a new location open to the public is in the works!

We only use USPS Priority Mail boxes, so shipping is not determined by weight or total price of items. Since it is not possible on this site, to determine what the shipping costs would be due to the diverse nature of items offered, all prices will now include the cost of shipping and there will be no additional charges for shipping on check-out. Thanks!

Jerusalem Artichokes - Helianthus tuberosum

Jerusalem Artichokes aka Sunchokes, are a member of the Sunflower family and a native plant of the North American continent. The early European immigrants couldn't pronounce the Native American word for this staple vegetable and changed it to "Jerusalem." The roots taste like the heart of an artichoke, thus the name 'Jerusalem Artichokes.'
When growing, they can be useful as a temporary wall of shade or windbreak topped with sunny yellow flowers when they bloom at up to 8 feet tall or more, depending on the growing conditions.
The flowers make beautiful cut floral arrangments. And the tiny seeds attract native birds.
Once they have bloomed and the plant begins to die back down, the tubers are dug up to be eaten raw or cooked. They have less carbs than potatoes and more protein and vitamins.
Store like potatoes and tuberous begonias, or leave in the ground and they will come back up in the spring. For the highest yield, prepare the ground as one would for any root crop, such as potatoes.

The smallest tuber will grow into a giant and produce pounds of fresh tubers for you.

Growing plants are available again this spring 2012.
Place your order now, these sell out really fast.

They are $5.00 each

At least a medium size USPS Priority Mail box from the Complete Your Order page must be selected or your order cannot be shipped.


 


Young Jerusalem Artichoke Plants

Grow big plump tubers like these!!

The tubers

They can easily grow over six feet tall!

Blooming Jerusalem Artichokes

 

 

Links To My Favorite Resources

DavesGarden.com

NWFuchsiaSociety.com

Over time I will be adding links to more of my favorite resources.

Including a new site with a searchable database of upright fuchsias.

A blog.

Photos of full sized bushes.

Information on how to grow fuchsias.

The history and classification of fuchsias.

And much more!