Sunchokes, yacon and okra

Russell Stafford
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 08:14:09 PDT
Helianthus tuberosus is one of those plants that's been passed along 
for SO long that its origins are difficult to trace.  Apparently it 
was widely cultivated by American Indians, who distributed its tubers 
hither and yon over the centuries.  Along the way the species seems 
to have lost some of its ability to reproduce from seed.

In addition to being toothsome, the tubers are a source of inulin, a 
compound found in numerous other composites including the eponymous 
Inula helenium.


At 01:35 AM 4/2/2011, you wrote:
>Sunchokes are a pass-along plant here in California.

Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561

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