Sun Chokes

Discussion in 'Gardening and Agriculture' started by Gregory Chapman, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Gregory Chapman

    Gregory Chapman Guest

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    I just bought some sun chokes and was wondering, should I plant them in the fall or spring? I'm up here in Michigan.
     
  2. westbrook

    westbrook Well-Known Member

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    usually planted in early spring... however, many overwinter then in the ground.

    Now is when we dig them for eating... leaving some in the ground for next year.

    I live in the south... can't help with the snow.. though I have a friend in Wi. says, they become a weed in her yard.. I should be so lucky.
     

  3. dano23

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    Whats a sun choke
     
  4. westbrook

    westbrook Well-Known Member

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    sun choke or sunchoke is also referred to as a Jerusalem Artichoke.

    a knoby root vegetable with a 6 foot stalk above ground with tiny yellow sunflowers above.

    for photos Jerusalem artichoke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    the leaves make great animal fodder.

    tasting much like a hiccima with a more earthy flavor. used as any root vegetable would be used. Eaten raw, boiled, baked, fried, stirfried, pickled, and ???.

    in many areas of the US it becomes a weed (wish I had that luck!).

    not to be confused with a Globe Artichoke.
     
  5. dano23

    dano23 Member

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    Thank you, Know what they are now. Neighbor had some growing .
     
  6. dunappy

    dunappy Well-Known Member

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    Where did you buy them from? I want to get some to plant in the spring.