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Jerusalem artichoke 'Fuseau'
Jerusalem artichoke bulbs Helianthus tuberosus Fuseau
- available to order from winter 2020
- 5 tubers
- Standard (dispatched separately)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: any moderately, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A much under-rated vegetable which has edible tubers that have a potato-like texture and are delicious. Originally from North America, Jerusalem artichoke is a member of the daisy family and is closely related to the sunflower. Plant the tubers as soon as possible 30-40cm apart in soil that has had added organic matter at a depth of approx 10-15cm deep.The plants make an excellent screen or windbreak and the tubers are ready to harvest from between October and early spring.
- Garden care: Dig added organic matter into the soil and plant the tubers 30-40cm apart. Earth-up the base of the stems when the plants are about 30cm high. Water well when the weather is dry. During the summer months remove any flower buds as they form and feed occassionally with liquid fertiliser.