Thompson & Morgan

Important delivery notice
The products on this site are only delivered to UK addresses. If you require delivery to another country please visit one of our other sites below.

Rollover image for an enlarged view

Jerusalem Artichoke 'Duo'

Helianthus tuberosus, Sunchoke

Hardy Tuber

The knobbly rounded tubers of Jerusalem artichokes have a distinctive smoky flavour that is delicious roasted or added to stews and casseroles. The plants themselves are tall, producing an abundance of yellow daisy flowers in late summer and early autumn. The ultimate low-maintenance crop, Jerusalem artichoke plants also make a useful windbreak through the summer months. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 90cm (35").

  • Collection comprises 10 tubers each of:
  • Jerusalem Artichoke 'Gerard' - Sought-after gourmet artichoke which has created a lot of interest in restaurants and specialist food outlets. An eye-catching variety with white flesh and a colourful red skin.
  • Jerusalem Artichoke 'Originals' - For those gardeners who prefer the original, rounder, 'knobbly' tubers. Plants make a useful windbreak for the garden or allotment prior to harvesting.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
August, September
full sun
    • 20 Jerusalem artichoke tubers - 10 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • £12.99
Plant Jerusalem artichoke tubers in any well drained garden soil in full sun or semi shade. Plant tubers at a depth of 15cm (6"), and 30cm (12") apart with the main buds facing upwards. Leave a distance of 90cm (3') between rows. Particularly large tubers may be cut into 5cm (2") pieces provided that each portion has several buds.

Growing Jerusalem artichokes is easy and they require little aftercare. When plants reach a height of 30cm (12") mound earth halfway up their stems, to improve their stability as they grow. Water Jerusalem artichokes during particularly dry periods and feed very occasionally.

By late summer Jerusalem artichoke plants will have reached up to 3m (10') tall and should be cut back to 1.5m (5') to remove any flower heads and prevent them toppling over. Cut back the stems to just above ground level when the foliage begins to yellow and die back. Jerusalem artichokes can be harvested as and when required from October to February and will store underground for several months.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Post a review
Title of review

Rating 1 2 3 4 5
You will be redirected to login/registration page to post your review.
Reviews are subjected to approval.