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Yacon is a species of perennial daisy traditionally grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots. Also known as Peruvian ground apple, Yacon has a similar texture to jícama. The tuber is composed mostly of water and fructooligosaccharide. Hardy in Zones 5 to 10, but it will produce in cooler climates with just fewer tubers. This is a wonderful, hardy food forest tuber. Plant right after your last frost date and harvest after your 1st hard frost. Will grow up to 8 ft tall!!!
We sourced our mothers originally from Cultivariable. Check them out for an amazing variety of Incan Root Crops and much more. https://www.cultivariable.com/product/yacon/yacon-varieties/yacon-sol-duc/
From Cultivariable: "Sol Duc has a moderate yield, with an average of eleven pounds of storage roots. It has red skin and develops skin color relatively early, so that the tubers are all red at harvest. In most varieties, color develops late and many of the tubers are still white at harvest and require a week or more of exposure to color up. Sol Duc will continue to grow darker with exposure, becoming nearly black in some cases. The flavor is among the sweetest at harvest and continues to intensify in storage. Sol Duc flowers abundantly and sets seed easily, but is not early to flower, beginning in October."
Pot Size: 4x6 pot
Plant Size: Nov-March" Dormant in pot. April- Oct (3-10inch)
USDA Hardiness Zone; 5-10
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