Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tubersosus)

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Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tubersosus), also known as Sunchoke, is a plant with keen survival instincts. Above the ground, Jerusalem Artichoke boasts beautiful towering, classic sunflower look-alikes.  Below the earth, however, the plant reveals large edible and nutritious tubers! Think ginger meets potato. They're not related artichoke, but have a distinctly delicious artichoke-like flavor. Hence the nickname, Sunchoke (Sunflower + Artichoke!) 

The hearty underground tubers have intrigued naturalist chefs, home gardeners, and the like. Jerusalem Artichokes are incredibly versatile as a veggie and can be prepared just like any other root vegetable.   

Growing Jerusalem artichoke is best done without a lot of coddling.  They grow effortless once established, are fast-growing, drought-resistant, and thrive in the heat of the summer.  Planted in the garden, Jerusalem Artichoke spreads quickly from it's rhizomes. Before you know it, you will have a beautiful patch of Jerusalem Artichoke sunflowers that return year after year! Jerusalem Artichokes also grow really well in containers, where they will thrive and produce bountifully.

Potentially originally cultivated by Native Americans, Sunchokes later became a popular crop in Europe. Nowadays, Jerusalem artichoke plants can be found growing wild primarily throughout the Eastern United States where they were once grown as vegetable crops.

Plant Type:
Perennial Deciduous Herb 

Harvest Season: 
Late-Summer, Fall 

Mature Size: 
Up to 6 ft. tall and 4 ft horizontal spread 

Soil & Moisture: 
Adaptable; likes a wide range of soils from sandy to clay. Somewhat drought tolerant.  

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade 


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 4-10; Patio/Greenhouse 4+  

Our Jerusalem Artichoke is grown from root division and capable of harvest within one growing season.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 0-1
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Thought i killed it

    Ordered in october, planted in a pot. Died in december, but it came back like a champ last month. Thought maybe a weed got in the pot, but i watered and fed it. Once big enough i realized it was back. Awesome.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    31 minutes ago
    5 Stars

    Healthy plant. Pleased with purchase.

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    Willis H.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Very healthy plants

    I transplanted them in a bigger pot until they get big enough to put in the ground. So far so good.

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