Jerusalem artichoke 'Fuseau'

Jerusalem artichoke bulbs

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5 tubers £4.99
available to order from winter 2020
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Jerusalem artichoke 'Fuseau' Jerusalem artichoke bulbs: Great alternative to potatoes

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any moderately, fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A much under-rated vegetable which has edible tubers that have a potato-like texture and are delicious. Originally from North America, Jerusalem artichoke is a member of the daisy family and is closely related to the sunflower. Plant the tubers as soon as possible 30-40cm apart in soil that has had added organic matter at a depth of approx 10-15cm deep.The plants make an excellent screen or windbreak and the tubers are ready to harvest from between October and early spring.

  • Garden care: Dig added organic matter into the soil and plant the tubers 30-40cm apart. Earth-up the base of the stems when the plants are about 30cm high. Water well when the weather is dry. During the summer months remove any flower buds as they form and feed occassionally with liquid fertiliser.

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Notes on Jerusalem artichoke 'Fuseau'

"If Jerusalem artichokes aren't lifted completely they quickly become an invasive weed, so it is worth installing a barrier around the roots when planting; many gardeners have a separate bed for artichokes, to limit their spread. If grown in the same bed every year, add extra organic matter at the end of each season to prevent the crop degrading"

Easy to grow and fun too

5

Planted and grew 5 of these with my grandson (age 3). He calls them giant beanstalks. Gave a good crop which we harvested together and eat roasted like potatoes. Saved some for replanting next spring.

K

East Anglia

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Fabulous cropper

5

Planted tubers directly into open ground in allotment. As they're a cousin of sunflowers nearly 2m tall rather susceptible to wind damage but didn't seem to affect the cropping. Much heavier crop than I got in SW of France.Better left in the ground til needed as I'm making soup gradually and filling up the freezer. I love the slightly unusual taste. Try before you buy.

Sheena

Outer London Borough

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Seems fine

5

Not harvested yet

Peter

Notingham

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Would purchase again

5

Small attractive 'sunflower' like flowers produced. Just started to dig up tubers for cooking.

Sue

Kent

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Robust plants and a great crop

5

Cooked artichokes can cause flatulence.

Mazzdo

Altrincham

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Grew well

5

All came up well

Keith the Guern

Cookham

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Produced good crop

5

Satisfied with the crop

Jo

Surrey

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Good quality. They all came up.

5

Very pleased. Will definitely be buying again.

Suzie

Forest of Dean

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Try something new!

5

As always Crocus supplied excellent tubers and clear instructions on what to do with them. I'd never tasted or grown a Jerusalem Artichoke before so this was a trial run. Having pretty much left the tubers to themselves in a potato bag on the edge of a 50/50 shady/sunny area all from March (bar watering when clearly necessary) I was delighted yesterday to harvest something like 40 tubers many of which were 6 inches long. After a scrub and peel I par boiled for 2 mins those not needed immediately and these now in the freezer and will make for a delightful addition to a Sunday roast. I have saved 10 to grow again in 2019 though.

jaybee

East Sussex

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Excellent Jerusalem artichokes

5

Very good service. Huge crop of very tasty large Jerusalem artichokes.

Deborah

Birmingham

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