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All Vegetable Plants


Vegetable plants are perfect if you have nowhere to sow seeds and keep the delicate seedlings safe from the elements. Our quality vegetable plants will be delivered at the right time for planting, so all you need to do is prepare your vegetable plot and plant them up! You'll receive detailed growing information to help you get the best results from your home-grown vegetables.



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Yacon

Smallanthus sonchifolius, Peruvian Ground Apple, Bolivian Sunroot

An unusual and delicious tuber, widely grown in South America for its crunchy texture and sweet pear-like flavour. Similar in appearance to a sweet potato but with the texture of water chestnuts, yacon makes a fabulous addition to stir fries and salads, or try tossing it in olive oil and roasting with other root vegetables. The juice from yacon tubers can also be simmered to make a sweet syrup similar to honey or maple syrup. Containing an indigestible sugar called Inulin, both the tubers and syrup are suitable for diabetics and yacon syrup is virtually calorie-free! Yacon makes a particularly attractive crop in the garden with bushy growth and large lush leaves which lend an exotic feel to borders or the vegetable plot. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 100cm (39").


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How to grow Yacon

Press release: Yacon makes sugar-free sweetener!

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    • 3 x 9cm potted plants

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    • £11.99
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