Yacon starts or tubers

maryld_gardener(5)January 18, 2009

I am looking for crowns, seedlings or tubers for the yacon plant also known as bolivian sunroot (Polymnia sonchifolia). I am interestered in a place to purchase for a reasonable price or for a trade, and also any tips on growing would also be appreciated. Thanks

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denninmi(8a)

Grew them last year, and loved them. Very productive, good flavor and texture. Going to grow more this year.

Here's a good source, where I got mine from:

Here is a link that might be useful: Nichols Garden Nursery

    Bookmark   January 31, 2009 at 3:17PM
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sandy0225(z5 Indiana)

I grow them too. They are really neat.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 7:48AM
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karyn1(7a)

I also bought mine from Nichols. I wasn't terribly impressed with the taste and thought they were quite bland but they did become sweeter after being stored for a short time. I do like the texture and they are a good addition to stir fry and salads. Make sure you give them plenty of space as they get huge!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 8:32AM
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