Jerusalem Artichoke tubers for planting- Helianthus Tuberosus
Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) are also called sunchokes, sunroof, wild sunflower, topinambur, and earth apple. The plant is native to North America, specifically Central North America, where it grows as a perennial.
It is a staple in plains Native American diets. Jerusalem artichoke is popular throughout the Northern Hemisphere today. As its botanical name suggests, Jerusalem artichoke is a member of the sunflower family.
Jerusalem artichoke is an herbaceous perennial in domestic situations as well and grows up to 10 feet tall.
Climate: Cold, Dry, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Tropical Planting Time: Fall or Spring Common Name: Artichoke Color: Multicolor Growth Habit: Running USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 3 to 9 Soil Type: Any garden soil Soil pH: Neutral Season of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer Type: Bulbs Life Cycle: Perennial Watering: Light Genus: sun choke tuber Sunlight: Full Sun, Medium Sun, Partial Shade Features: Cold Resistant, Edible, Fast Growing, Flowering Cultivating Difficulty: Very Easy