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Old 12-22-2010, 03:37 PM
beetle_docI Male beetle_docI is offline
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Default where to buy sunchoke varieties

I have been looking for sunchokes, Helianthus tuberosus varieties to plant this spring. I saw the Johnny's has one variety but have been unsuccessful at finding any others. Does any one know of a nursery that sells more than one variety of sunchoke?
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:01 PM
Nancymw Nancymw is offline
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I got mine from Johnny's this fall. They came late as they had rain issues. I planted most, but saved a few to plant (froze them as recommended) for spring.

Have not ordered from these, but here are some:

Most places mention fall though and not spring. I just went with Johnny's because they were more familiar to me.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:01 PM
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I would recomend to stay away from local harvest. Had an issue with them over double billing for shipping. Charged me for the shipping when I paid for my seeds,[internet order] then charged me for the shipping again when they arrived C.O.D. via mail. Eventually,[about 2 months any many e-mails later] I was re-imbursed but the idea that some company that was so scatter brained had my credit card number.... still gives me the heebs!
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:50 PM
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Sunchokes - or Jerusalem Artichokes - have you actually eaten those things? Once you get them started, you may never be rid of them again! When I was a kid, we decided we didn't like them boiled, fried or baked as they have kind of an earthy taste. We pulled up the rest of the crop and gave it to the cow, who relished both the tubers and leaves. However, after the tiller went though the garden next spring, we realized that there were lots of tubers left. The tiller shredded them and every tiny bit grew! It was a nightmare getting rid of the dang things!

Not quite kudzu, but . . .
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:53 AM
gonnamakeit Male gonnamakeit is offline
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I have dedicated a specific bed in my back yard just to grow these beauties. They have become one of my favorite foods. When I was searching for them to get started, I never found different "varieties" of sunchokes, just jeruselem artichokes by the pound.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:53 AM
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We are actually planning to plant these for livestock feed, and I love the fact that they sound so easy to propagate!

Mouse Bandit
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