YACON (Rhizome)

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***NOT TO WA, TAS***  (Smallanthus sonchifolius sny. Polymnia sonchifolia)  Heirloom from South America with the Inca name meaning 'water root' with its tubers highly valued as a source of refreshment for weary travellers.  Perennial.  Dark brown, medium to large 'potato-like' tuber which grows like a Jerusalem artichoke, tastes a bit like a pear with its flesh being very sweet, & has the texture of a water chestnut.  Mild in flavour when first harvested - leave in sun for a few days to increase sweetness.  Tubers are rich in inulin producing a sweet syrup without the calories of sugar - simply boil tubers down to create a sweet Yacon 'syrup'.  Tubers may be eaten raw as a snack by simply peeling & slicing, or added to fruit salads, or as a replacement for apple in Waldorf Salad.  Leaves may be used as a wrap similar to cabbage leaves used to make dolmades.  Firm texture when cooked.  Easy to grow in areas with reasonable rainfall & moderate heat.  Rhizomes require a long season to grow with planting in early spring & harvest in autumn.  Disease resistant. Plant to 2m high. Requires a sunny, sheltered position. 
 
Contains both small & large rhizomes.
 
Harvest:  When lifting plants to harvest tubers, cut stems back to 10cm in length & then replant or simply 'bandicoot' when needed.
 
Each pack contains 5 rhizomes which are ready for planting.  Each rhizome will produce one plant.
 

 

 
 

(BULBYACON)

SKU BULBYACON
Shipping Weight 0.1510kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.010m

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