Yacon “Peruvian Ground Apple”


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Yacon “Peruvian Ground Apple”

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in

Smallanthus sonchifolius

Yacon is a species of perennial daisy traditionally grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots.  Also known as Peruvian ground apple, Yacon has a similar texture to jícama.  The tuber is composed mostly of water and fructooligosaccharide. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8, but it will produce in cooler climates with just fewer tubers.  This is a wonderful, hardy food forest tuber.  Plant right after your last frost date and harvest after your 1st hard frost.  Will grow up to 8 ft tall!!!

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