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").
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.
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