→ Available Fall/Winter
Sunchokes are not a starch. They are made of the prebiotic inulin, which feeds beneficial gut bacteria, assists in lower blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and supports heart health. It is also why sunchokes can cause flatulence. Slow cooking or fermenting sunchokes could help decrease the gassy side effects. Harvesting after a frost lowers the inulin and increases the sugars, which could also help. Pfaf.org
Plant tubers in a row or as part of a 3 sisters style planting, with squash and Apios americana or pole beans. Plants yield about 2-5lb of tubers each. Tubers can be stored for winter use for a couple months if harvested carefully, otherwise, dig on-demand as long as the ground isn’t frozen.
Native to old fields, thickets, forest edges and streambanks.
☀ Grows in full-part sun in average to dry soil. Adaptable. Height 6-10’ and 3-5’ wide. Height can be cut back prior to flowering.
✿ Flower time: Aug-Sept
✔️ Juglone tolerant
Two varieties: Red & White
Picking up your order:
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.