Yacon - Smallanthus sonchifolius

Yacon - Smallanthus sonchifolius

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Also known as the Bolivian Sunroot, this high-yielding unusual vegetable is scarcely found in stores and markets, but can easily be grown at home. The delicious root is surprisingly sweet, juicy and crisp and is particularly useful as part of a low-sugar substitute. Plant in spring and harvest when foliage, has died back in December. Each 9cm pot plant supplied can produce up to 5kg of edible vegetables.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour WHITE
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
Positive attributes
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied 9cm pot plants supplied
Delivery Delivery within 28 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 28 days

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

WHITE

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
How Supplied

9cm pot plants supplied

Available to buy

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Plant Size

Mature Height 200cm
Mature Spread 150cm
Annual Growth 200cm
Annual Growth

200cm

Mature Height

200cm

Mature Spread

150cm

Planting Add plenty of organic matter to compost or soil on planting.
Soil Type Suitable for all well drained soil types
Planting

Add plenty of organic matter to compost or soil on planting.

Soil Type

Suitable for all well drained soil types

Yacon are relatively easy to grow once planted and with some simple steps to follow can produce a substantial reward of this hard to find vegetable. One plant for example can yield as much as 5kg of edible vegetables. They are often grown in Australasia where the growing season is longer and take a long season to establish.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour WHITE
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    Positive attributes
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied 9cm pot plants supplied
    Delivery Delivery within 28 days

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    9cm pot plants supplied

    Delivery within 28 days

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    WHITE

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 200cm
    Mature Spread 150cm
    Annual Growth 200cm
    Annual Growth

    200cm

    Mature Height

    200cm

    Mature Spread

    150cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Add plenty of organic matter to compost or soil on planting.

    Soil Type

    Suitable for all well drained soil types

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Yacon are relatively easy to grow once planted and with some simple steps to follow can produce a substantial reward of this hard to find vegetable. One plant for example can yield as much as 5kg of edible vegetables. They are often grown in Australasia where the growing season is longer and take a long season to establish.