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SKU L558

Smallanthus sonchifolius

Yacon is a perennial plant grown in the mid-elevation Andes for its crisp, sweet-tasting tuberous root; delicious eaten fresh. The texture and flavor is a cross between a fresh apple, watermelon and celery. Above ground, the plant looks like a sunflower.

In Northern areas, plant after the last frost and harvest after the first few frosts have caused the tops to die back. While usable-sized tubers develop fairly early, they taste much sweeter after some frost. Yacon has two types of tubers: the deeper growing edible storage tubers and the much smaller edible propagation tubers which grow just under the soil surface. Delicious eaten fresh, baked, steamed, or squeezed for juice. Very easy to grow and harvest when grown in large pots. Sold in a 4" pot.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  5'- 8' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: N/A

Pollination: N/A

Read our Tuber Growing Guide

Size: 4" Pot


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Finnian C.
Excellent and great quality

I ordered some yacon plants that are temperature sensitive. They arrived in excellent condition and have established themselves nicely in my garden. Definitely recommend

Small but thriving

plant was maybe 4in tall when received with a couple of small tubers. will be planting in ground shortly after temp warms up a bit.