Has any grown Jerusalem Artichokes here in Alabama?

bricore_2007February 23, 2008

Hello!

I have been wondering if Jerusalem Artichokes would grow here in Alabama. I have been looking for them around here and can't seem to find them (so I am thinking they may not grow well here.)

Any thoughts?

Thanks for your time in advance.

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

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tsmith2579(7B)

A man about a block away from me has grew them for many years. He told me 20+ years ago he had been growing them many years before I knew him. Regrettably he and his wife passed away a few years ago.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 2:12AM
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tsmith2579(7B)

As Miss Piggy would say, "Excuse moi." I wrote:"has grew them". I was changing it from "has grown them" to "grew them". I failed to delete "has" when I replaced "grown". I tried to correct it right after the post but I couldn't get back into the thread. Please excuse my grammatical error.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 7:03PM
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busybeebody

Dora,

I hope this helps you...I received my catalog from Burgess Seed & Plant Co. last week and saw your post this morning. www.eBurgess.com will allow you to place a credit card order or you can call 309-662-7761. Item N6200 Jeruselem Artichoke "Best of Burgess" 1 lb. $8.95, 2lbs. $15.50, 4lbs $27.95, and 8 lbs. for $54.00. 1.5 pounds will plant a 35-50 foot row.
Best of luck.
Moire

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 2:20PM
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bricore_2007

Thank-you! I'll be calling them. I really hope they will grow here.

Thanks again,

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 3:15PM
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terramadre

I have and I've eliminated them.
Reason:"
The Jerusalem artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus L is a very strong growing perennial and can become a weed problem. Since it is nearly impossible to harvest all the tubers in a field or garden, there will be a large number of volunteer plants the following spring. It is important to destroy all these volunteer plants before they can set tubers in August."

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Jerusalem Artichokes

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 7:04PM
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busybeebody

You're most welcome Dora- but beware...I have heard they are indeed quite vigorous in conquering territory around them. LOL

Moire

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 10:22AM
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bricore_2007

I want them for my goats so if they are fast growers that is ok. My goats love to eat. I just hope they will grow in my soil (I have very acidic soil.)

Thanks everyone,

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

Here is a link that might be useful: Y-2K Hippie

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 10:39AM
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lsmcw(7b-AL)

Interesting, I don't have a problem with them spreading because the deer will paw the dirt up and eat the 'chokes during the winter. I've actually had years when I had LESS plants than the year before and the ground looked like it had been plowed. Which is OK - I'd rather they eat the J. chokes than the daylilies. Linda

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 10:44AM
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vortreker

DORA--I GREW THEM NEXT TO MY GREENHOUSE ON THE NORTH SIDE. THE BOTTOM 4 FEET WERE RATHER SHADY BUT THE TOPS GOT VERY BRIGHT SUN. THEY WERE PROBABLY 12 FEET TALL
RUSSELL

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 8:10PM
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bricore_2007

Russell,
That's great. I love tall things. Do you have any to trade or sell? I would love to buy from people anytime over buying from a company.

Thanks everyone,

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 8:10AM
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birdlady_10(z7b Ala)

Dora Renee;I think I have a pot of tubers out there.If so I'll bring them to you at the swap.I'll let you know this next week. Jan

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 8:47PM
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heathcates(8A)

Dora, did you ever grow these? I know it is two years later and wanted to see how it was going. Thanks

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 11:33AM
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rnold5

I have grown them here for years. They're easy to grow and are really pretty - look like sunflowers. Wife uses them as a substitute for water chestnuts in recipes - delicious!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2010 at 3:37PM
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