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A relative of the thistle, the leaves and heart of globe artichokes are edible (the hearts are delicious pickled too). They're ideal in the flower garden too, attracting bees to the flowers if left unharvested. Jerusalem artichokes belong to the sunflower family, have a distinctive smoky flavour and are perfect roasted or added to stews and casseroles.
Jerusalem Artichoke 'Duo'
Helianthus tuberosus, Sunchoke
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").
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