Sunchokes are an edible, potato like, perennial tuber Native to North America that is great for the permaculture/edible food garden, also good flowers for the pollinators. They are a fast growing member of the Sunflower family, grow 6-10 feet tall (depending on conditions) with branching sunflower like flowers in the fall.
The tubers multiply well and will fill a large sunny area in a few years, if left alone. To maintain their spread harvest regularly in the Fall or early Spring. They are not a good storage crop so better left in the ground until needed.
They are high in inulin, which can cause gas in some individuals. Inulin is a prebiotic that helps & supports probiotics and gut health.
Our patch of Sunchokes have been on this land for over 20 years, they are available in the early Spring (April for us, as long as the snow has melted!) and in the Fall after a hard frost.
Sunchokes will ship in the Spring (April/May) or later fall (October)