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Diversity Sunchoke ECOS

Diversity Sunchoke
Diversity Sunchoke

This species type is grown from seeds so each tuber is an 'unkown' or 'uncultivated' seedling and not a named selection.  (This is not a mix of our other named selections.)  When we dig these for you we try to mix it as much as possible so you have at least 2-4 different seedlings in each packet. Usually cultivated sunchokes (the named selections) are considered sterile. However if you grow a lot of them in great diversity you will find some selections quite fertile in the seed department some years. Others rarely produce seeds. We process these seeds and then raise quite a few seedlings every year. Often a grocery bag of seed heads will produce about a half sandwich bag full of fertile seeds which is very disappointing and exciting at the same time.  It is the only way to bring out the huge diversity of the Helianthus crowd in one location.  (Ships dormant in spring and fall from Oct. to Dec.and again March to May.)



*Diversity Sunchoke seeds also available

Plant Specs

Genus & Species:

Helianthus tuberosus

Seed Source:

Ecos, Michigan


-25F or more.

Height (ft):


Width (ft):


Pollination Requirements:

Not very fertile. Rare in setting full seed heads.


Easy to grow in many soils but best in loam.


Zone 3ish to Zone 9. Short season is an issue.

Ease of Cultivation:

Amazingly easy for a 'specialty' vegetable. Watch out for white tailed deer consuming the foliage and lowering yields. Prairie voles eat the tubers in the winter. No real insects damage the plant. Anyone can grow it and use it.

Product Sku# Price Quantity
Package of 4 Tubers, DISU $9.80 Qty: