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Olatin Sunchoke

Package of 4 tubers, OLSU $9.80

This semi-sweet and mildly piney sunchoke has a turnip-like flavor with a hint of almond. Cooking helps mellow the flavor of sunchokes which can blend the rather piney flavor of some. The tubers are light yellow, brown and larger than the other varieties. Like the other sunchokes, the health benefits are related to the high inulin levels as well as a great source of potassium, iron and copper.  This selection is a very good cultivated form and is one of the best here at our farm in terms of yield and ease of harvest. It is a clump bearing type with a mix of medium even sized tubers. No need to dig vast holes to retrieve them.  (Ships dormant in spring and fall from Oct. to Dec.and again March to May.)

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Helianthus tuberosus
Hardiness -30 F
Ease of Cultivation This is a good one as it is clump forming making the tubers cluster around a single stem. It is a bumpy sunchoke but does not have crevices making cleaning difficult.