Grown for edible corns or bulbs, eaten raw or cooked like carrots. Can be grown as temporary summer screen. Tubers withstand moderate freezing and can be left in the ground and harvested as required. Leaves stalks on until harvest. They will out yield potatoes in dry and poor soils. High in iron. People who cannot digest inulin, the starch characteristic of sunroots, may experience digestive upset when consuming. A couple tubers will start one or two plants that will multiply to 5–7 more bulbs each the first year. The second year, you will have a sizable crop if you replant. Also known as sunroot and sunchoke. Tags: Specialty: Deer Resistant, Season: Summer, Certification: Organic.
Cultivated as food plant by Native American Indians. Delicious jerusalem artichoke recipes