Sunhocke propogation? Now?

EdwinNJOctober 17, 2012

I'm going to the house of these people I know for Halloween party, they garden, I have sunchokes, tubers had started to form 4 weeks ago when I checked.

Can/should I give them the tubers now? Will they be able to plant them and then they'll grow come Spring? Or do I have to wait until Spring? Will the tubers even still be there during spring?

this is in North NJ

Party is on the 27th, I'll be seeing them

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

The best time to plant Helianthus tuberosus / Jerusalem Artichokes is early spring. Are your tubers recent transplants or just still in the garden or what?

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 8:13PM
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EdwinNJ

OK, so will the tubers still be there in SPring? My understanding is the tubers form in Autumn. Will they still be there for me to pick and give to people?

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 11:07AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

They will be if they don't rot. Damaged (cut, broken, bruised, etc) tubers are much more likely to rot when planted this time of year.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 8:32PM
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luckynes13(6a)

Animals also like to eat the tubers, so watch out for that.You might want to put so chicken wire over them for the winter.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 9:01AM
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chervil2(z5 MA)

I have had success with fall planting in my climate.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 8:28PM
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