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Originally grown and sold by Ken Asmus of Oikos Treecrops.


The Shiawassee sunchoke has a superior seed yield compared to most varieties, resulting in predominantly white seedlings with long tubers resembling carrots that can grow up to 12 inches long. When grown from seed, the offspring closely resemble the parent, although occasional variations can occur, including the production of red tubers. This allows for the possibility of quickly breeding one's own unique selections.


Also called sunroot, sunchoke, wild sunflower, topinambur, or earth apple. Jerusalem artich