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Yacon starts or tubers

Posted by maryld_gardener 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 18, 09 at 17:05

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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RE: Yacon starts or tubers

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

RE: Yacon starts or tubers

I grow them too. They are really neat.

RE: Yacon starts or tubers

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!

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