Yacon (Peruvian Ground Apple)
Yacon is in the Sunflower family. Scientific name is Smallanthus sonchifolius. It is native to Central and Northern Andes in South America. It has been traditionally grown as vegetable for thousands of years.
Yacon contains prebiotic as well as the ability to regulate blood sugar and bad cholesterol. It can also help with improving digestion, liver health and weight loss.
♥How to Use♥
They are mainly grown for the juicy tubers, but leaves can be dried for tea. After harvesting and curing the tubers have a pleasantly sweet flavor, and a crunch of a jicama. (For more information on harvesting and curing, you can watch the video below this description.) Tubers can be eaten raw or cooked. It can also be made into syrup as sugar replacement.
♥How to Grow♥
Start Yacon in spring, or indoor a few weeks before the last day of frost. Plant it in full sun to part shade. If you live in a warm area it's best to plant it in part shade. Summers in Southern California (zone 10) can reach 90F+, and they are grown in part shade. Maintain soil moist. When the starts to die the tubers are ready for harvest. This usually happens when cold weather starts. Tubers can be cured to sweeten for consumption. Crowns can be saved for the following growing season.
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♥Plant You Will Receive♥
This listing is for 1 healthy plant, fully rooted from the Yacon crown ready for you to transplant.
Choose small or large plant. Height varies. Smallest plant is 3+ inches with .
Small plant has 1-2 growing points. Large plant has multiple growing points on the crown which allows more stalks to emerge, which can provide you with larger harvest.
Will be shipped in a pot with high quality organic soil so it can get to you as safe as possible.
A care sheet will be included.
♥Our Growing Practice♥
We believe that growing high quality foods require high quality soil; therefore, the ingredients we use for growing are of higher standards compared to the conventional systems. All our plants are grown in full organic soil, GMO FREE, and are not treated with any chemicals or pesticide.
Description is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
To my friends in HAWAII -- Since shipping live plants to the State of Hawaii are required to be shipped bare root, or in soil-less medium, I cannot ship this plant since I cannot guarantee the life of it upon arrival. Ashitaba has sensitive roots. If you have any questions, please contact me. Mahalo!
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