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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

25 Nov 19, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Check on the internet.
14 Sep 19, Glenys (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I live in Katikati, BOP. Anyone know where I can get yakon plants? Thanks
16 Sep 19, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Google it.
17 Jun 19, Liz Goldsworthy (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, does anyone know where i can buy Yakon tubers from?
03 Aug 19, Merril Bourne (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I live in Auckland & have recently harvested some Yacon & have a few "crowns" / "bulblets" to share.
20 Sep 19, susie barr (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
How can I get yakon bulbs from you in Auckland as I also live in Auckland Eastern Suberbs ?
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.
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Hi there. I will be harvesting my yacon in the next month or two and can send you some then for you to plant in spring...paying it forward as I was given 3 two seasons ago, planted 12 and gave away 16 last season, so I expect to have wayyyyy too much this harvest!!!

- Dawn

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