Also called Sunroot
- Helianthus tuberosus
- Yellow flowers are yellow rays with a yellow-orange disc in the centre
- Leaves are long and wide tapering to a point at the tip
- Bears large elongated potato-like tubers
- Member of the sunflower family
- Bloom Time: October
Native Americans used this plant as a food source and traded it with other tribes in other regions. The tubers persist for several years after being planted.
Jerusalem Artichoke Growing and Maintenance Tips
Jerusalem artichoke is best grown in fertile, sandy loam or well-drained river bottoms, where the tubers are easier to dig. Generally, soils suitable for potato production are suitable for Jerusalem artichoke.