Discussion in 'Planting, growing, nurturing Plants' started by Cornonthecob, Aug 7, 2006.
Have just brought one.
Has anyone grown this, and if so how did you find it?
Yep, grew some spring last. Hardy easy to grow, large, scrawney, the tubers are crunchy and tasty if you get to them before the bandicoots.
I just got my first yacon too Corn...it's much cheaper at greenpatch than green harvest I noticed for anyone looking to get it...not sure if there's a quality difference but mine from greenpatch arrived in good order.
It is a pleasant diversion, but it didn't shake my world up too much.
I've been growing it for a while. I think it's great. It grows without me doing anything and it is easy to increase as it makes lots of vegetative tubers as well as the storage tubers you eat. The tubers are very crisp and juicy with a carrot-like flavour. I use them grated in salads and in stir fries. Stock also love them - both the tubers and the leaves.
Hmm I couldn't find it at GreenPatch.
Corn Greenpatch has Yacon listed as sweet root in the Plants-herb and food section (polymnia sonchifolia)
Well that's just silly!
lol thanks Gease.....how are you mate?
Damn...I need to shop around more before I get excited and start spending money!
Oh well....might have to buy some more now!
I'm not to bad thanks Corn. It took me a while to find it at this site the other week when I was looking for some. It does seem a strange way to list it but what do I know. Good luck with your polymnia sonchifolia. I can't wait to see what it tastes like.
since month I search for the tubers to be sold at the market...
Also known as Peruvian Ground Apple!
LOL...yeah, I discovered it pretty much by accident Corn...tricky buggers.
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