Growing Jerusalem Artichokes, also Sunchoke

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05 May 12 Russell (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
what is the best way to store them?
17 May 12 Monica (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Found this reference on another website: Tubers are difficult to store because of the thin skin which permits shrinkage and injury that leads to decay. They keep perfectly if left in the soil until needed, freezing does no damage. Although they cannot be harvested from frozen soil, tubers for spring planting are best left in place until spring. They should then be harvested and handled promptly before they sprout appreciably. Tubers should not be left in poorly drained soil. Good, sound, diseasefree tubers can be successfully kept several months in cold storage at a high humidity and a temperature of 0°C.
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