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Yacon, Morado (Polymnia sonchifolia) potted plant, organic

$10.00

Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Zones 7 to 12.  May be grown in cooler zones as a summer annual–dig tubers after first frost.

Tuberous perennial native to S. America. Rich in fructose and inulin, crisp and delectable, the enlarged storage tubers are a traditional Andean food.  After digging the roots, age them in a cool, dark place for a week or two before eating–they develop their sugars during this resting period, becoming internally almost crystalline.  Don’t be put off by wrinkly skin–they are delicious!  Aerial parts contain 17% protein, making them an excellent feed for livestock. The plants are bold and tough, with decorative, winged leaves, preferring full sun and regular garden soil. Plants reach maturity in 6 to 7 months, flowering bright orange.  Morado is a choice cultivar, purple and sweet.  Space plants 3 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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    Charlene Smith

    Do you provide PHYTO for the Yacon, Morado (Polymnia sonchifolia) potted plant, organic?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello, no, we ship plants within the USA only, no phyto is required.

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