Red Fuseau Sunchoke
Certified Organic Seed
Deep red skin and sweet flavor.
Sunchokes, also called Jerusalem Artichokes, are actually a species of sunflower cultivated for their delicious tubers. Originally an American species, they were cultivated by Native Americans long before being introduced in Europe, and their high inulin content made them a traditional remedy for diabetes. The tubers resemble ginger and they have a sweet, nutty flavor with a hint of—that's right—artichoke. When sliced thin, they make a great addition to salads. More commonly, they are used like potatoes and steamed or roasted—or cooked pretty much however you choose! Like other sunflowers, they produce tall plants with cheerful yellow flowers.
Red Fuseau is beautiful red variety with a crunchy, sweet flavor and thin skins that make them easy to clean. They will form an exceptionally dense stand with plants as tall at 10'.
Sunchokes ship from mid-April through early May, depending on your location. See below for more shipping details.
Does not ship internationally.
|1 Pound||$15.00||Out of Stock|
In early spring, plant tubers in fertile, well-draining soil 4" deep and 12-18" apart. Take care not to let tubers dry out before planting. If planting right away is not possible, store tubers in a cool place. Midsummer, you may choose to cut the bright yellow flowers for indoor arrangements and to divert more energy to the growth of tubers. Begin harvesting in late summer. You can continue to harvest until the ground freezes; after a few frosts, they'll get even sweeter! Any remaining in the soil can overwinter until spring. Harvest with a digging fork, feeling for tubers with your fingers. They may be up to 1' deep in the soil. Rinse tubers and pat dry before storing them in a refrigerator or cool root cellar. They will keep in the fridge for a couple of months.
|Days to Maturity||about 90 days|
|Spacing in Row||12-18"|
|Spacing Between Rows||18-36"|
|Height at Maturity||8-10'|
|Width at Maturity||24"|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|
Sunchoke tubers are harvested and shipped as soon as the ground thaws. This is usually around early April. If you purchase seeds and sunchokes at the same time anytime from January until the ship date for your region, you will receive two shipments—a prompt shipment of seeds and a later shipment of tubers—and the shipping fees shown at checkout will take this second delivery into account. Sunchokes do not ship internationally.