Diversity is grown from seeds so each tuber is an uncultivated seedling and not a named selection. (This is not a mix of our other named selections.) Durable and long lived Diversity represents a side of sunchokes you do not normally see.
|Genus & Species||Helianthus tuberosus|
|Hardiness||-25F or more.|
|Pollination Requirements||Having a mix of seedlings like these helps in creating fuller heads of seeds should you want to grow even more seedlings to produce a new cultivar. Sunchokes are not sterile but in some years they do not produce solid seed.|
|Soil||Easy to grow in many soils but best in loam.|
|Climate||Zone 3ish to Zone 9. Diversity selections tend to be shorter season selections.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Diversity can be used as a screen crop and is one of the most durable in terms of being able to grow in dense foliage areas amidst shrubs and thick grass. The rhizome nature of these is quite strong. The rhizomes tend to run shallow in the soil making extraction a bit easier as well.|