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Growing Yacon, also Sunroot

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
                    P P

(Best months for growing Yacon in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Plant tubers

  • Easy to grow. Plant sprouting root/tuber to a depth of about 4cm and mulch to cover. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 25 weeks. You can collect a few at a time without digging out the whole plant..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

20 Jun 19, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Try Yacon New Zealand on Facebook.
09 Jul 19, Jill Carr (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have just dug 2 large bucket fulls larger than usual one @ 900gr & other large, easily peeled in an hour easier than apples, have thousands of "bulblets" to give away.
20 Oct 19, Carine (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Jill Would also be interested in some yacon seed/crowns whatever you may still have available, please? Many thanks.
08 Oct 19, Rhys (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Jill Any chance you have a few bulblets still available. Thanks.
20 Sep 19, susie barr (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Please can I have some bulbs
28 Jul 19, Jill (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Love to collect some bulblets if you have any left.
20 Mar 19, Elaine Brown (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
My Yarcons have yet to flower ? when should they flower
02 Aug 18, Heather-anne Lang (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I live on Pirongia in the Waikato and am wanting to grow some yacon. Does anyone have any crowns to share or sell. Because we are on the side of a mountain we don't get frosts so hopefully it will grow well. Thanks.
08 Feb 19, Jay (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Heather, Did you get any yakon when you inquired? I live in the village and have just been given a plant, we could share.
11 May 18, Minsoo (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I live in tauranga. Where can I get the seed. I would like to plant in my garden. Thanks
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