Sunchokes, yacon and okra

Dennis Kramb
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 07:19:20 PDT
Hehhehe... I keep hearing that about sunchokes, I'll find a safe place for

As for okra, I said oca.  But I love okra too!  And I'll be growing 4 kinds
this season.  Including one that purportedly grows 10 ft tall.

I'm off to the international market in Cincy (called Jungle Jim's) to see
what I can rustle up.... I'll be on the lookout for mashua, oca, olluco,
yacon, and whatever other good noms I can find.  Wish me luck!

Dennis in Cincy (sooooo ready for spring)

On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 1:35 AM, Stokman <> wrote:

> Sunchokes are a pass-along plant here in California.  Found at most
> farmer's markets, purchased tubers can be planted and will grow like the
> weeds they are.  Unfamiliar with this plant, I put them at the base of the
> power pole in front of my house.  Unfortunately, being a member of the
> sunflower family, when the plants are mature they form thick stalks with
> bristly, unpleasant spines, making it impossible for the workers to climb
> the pole.  I now tear them out every year when they are small, which keeps
> the stalks small and much less painful.  I didn't know they come in
> different varieties.  I like the flavor but my tubers are small and hard to
> prepare since I won't replant them around the yard in fresh soil.  I have
> too many invasive plants as it is.
> Northern California, Sierra Nevada foothills, zone 8/9, Mediterranean
> climate
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