SALE- YACON (Peruvian ground apple)

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  1. genie

    genie New Member

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    YACON (Peruvian ground apple) one of the ancient crops of the Inca's
    All profit from the sale is used to fund the set up of a new Africa permaculture garden project and training.

    Cost: $6.00 and $6.50 postage.

    BOTANICAL NAME: Smallanthus sonchifolius (formerly Polymnia sonchifolia).
    Its a great plant for permaculture gardens and for use in edible landscapes.

    This decorative, highly productive plant deserves a top spot in your garden

    A large perennial plant with beautiful large velvety leaves that produces masses of large edible tubers. Very Hardy but not invasive. Easy to harvest. Up to 2 metres high.

    The plants start from reddish rhizomes which are produced at the base of the stem.

    These rhizomes aren’t the tubers that you eat. The larger tubers that you eat grow further out from the rhizomes and are about the size and shape of sweet potatoes. I planted a couple of rhizomes about 7 months ago and I have just harvested several buckets of tubers from just one plant. My largest one was about 1 ½ kgs.

    The tubers are harvested once the tops have started to die back in winter. The tubers are best stored for a couple of weeks after harvest to develop its maximum sweetness. The sweet Creamy/amber coloured tubers are crunchy and have dark skin.

    They can be eaten raw as a sweet crunchy snack or mixed in a fruit salad. It can be boiled or baked as a nutritious vegetable. I like to use it in stir frys as it retains some of it sweet crunchy taste after cooking.

    Our family’s favorite is fresh, cut into slices like apples, chopped up in a fruit salad or cooked into a low calorie syrup. It has exceptional health benefits. I am finding it is a great help in controlling hunger and sugar cravings.

    Not only does it make a great contribution in the vegetable garden. I think it is also a great survival food that ought to be tucked away even in an ornamental garden.
    Check this out…..

    There is a great fact sheet ‘YACON GROWING INFORMATION’ on the Green Harvest web site

    ‘Under Rare food plants shop’. https://www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/yacon_info.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacon_syrup

    Have a look at the Daley’s Nursery web site. They have an information video about Yacons:

    https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/Perennialveg/yacon.htm
     
  2. johnw

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    Hi Genie, have you still got Yacon for sale? I live on the Gold Coast also and are after some . Cheers, John
     
  3. adrians

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    the best things we have made with yacon is deep fried yacon crisps.. they were awesome. We used a food processor to cut thin slices then deep fried till brown...
     
  4. eco4560

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    I had some recently that had been dried. It was very yummy and a good way to store the excess that happens when you lift a whole plant.
     
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    any of this still available?
     
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    I would also like some if still available
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    got some here blue saff

    should be shooting soon come a\nd getum
    PLH
    andrew
     
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    Thanks Andrew I'll do that. would next weekend suit you?
    glad to see you're home
    Cheers
    Cathy
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    pretty sure im home then

    bring ya favourite fork
    cheers
    andrew
     
  10. leila

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    Would like to buy some of your yacon tubers, what is the procedure? I am in Arizona.
    Leila
     
  11. Vicky

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    Looking for Yacon plants

    Hi, I would like to purchase Yacon plants from you; if you have any available :handshake:
     
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    Ill see if i can find some they are hiding at the moment
     
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    I'm in Rhode Island USA, can you ship internationally?
     
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    Hi, I was wondering if you still had any Yacon available, and if so, CAN you / will you post to Kalgoorlie WA? I am happy to pay for postage, but unsure if you can post due to quarantine regs....
     
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    Hello again.. If you are willing to ship internationally, finding them in your spring/my autumn would work well. I could grow them in containers inside, during my winter. My understanding of international shipping is that if you are shipping a tuber/rhizome it must be washed free of dirt to prevent the transfer of soil organisms or pests. I will double check the regulations on this end.
     
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    I've had a quick look at the import regulations and there is no mention of Yacon. There are special requirements for Apples and Pears from Australia but as long as Yacon tubers aren't an endangered species or illegal (as in drug making plants) there isn't any special forms necessary at this end... I'll keep wading through the fine print though 8)
     
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    G'day.

    I'm new at this thread. Spend most of my time on "Hello from South Carolina" with Briansworms and ECO (Namedropper). I'm glad you seem to have sorted out the international shipping problems, Vicky. We're (Auntie Willie and myself) really interested in trying this out in my little plot here in South Carolina. I just saw this today and have not looked in any of my seed books yet. Have to give them a try, but would like more information. Sweet potatoes grow well here, and some banana trees I planted on a lark have been bearing this year, though the bananas don't usually grow fruit here. Thank you in advance for any help forthcoming.

    Benjy136
     
  18. eco4560

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    I've got some Ben but I think shipping it to you so that it ended up 6 months out of sync with the seasons would confuse the daylights out of the poor thing.
     
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    ECO;

    I believe the plants are more resilient than that. They have formed the tubers and are ready to propagate the species at this point. I know that when I don't get all the potatoes out of the ground when I harvest them some of the remainders go right to work growing new plants even though they won't have enough time to reproduce. Others remain in the ground and produce volunteers the following Spring. My only concern would be for them to sprout in shipment and then die of dehydration. Brian has my address because I went to his business site for shipping instructions when I posted a package to him with my return address.

    I'd be happy to pay shipping and some extra for your trouble.

    Thanks a bunch
    Uncle Ben
     
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    If I get time tomorrow I'll lift some for you and make contact with Brain about addresses etc.
     

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