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*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. Our bare-root season is over, but we still have supplies available to ship now. If you would like to place an order for fall 2021 or spring 2022, please check back after July 1st!
*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. Our bare-root season is over, but we still have supplies available to ship now. If you would like to place an order for fall 2021 or spring 2022, please check back after July 1st!

Yacon

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SKU L558
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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. Aboveground, 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 edible storage tubers and the much smaller edible propagation tubers which grow just under the soil surface. Our plants are propagated by tissue culture. USDA Zones 5-9.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  5'- 8' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: N/A

Pollination: N/A

Read our Tuber Growing Guide

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$16.99
SKU L558

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