Yacon, Morado (Polymnia sonchifolia) potted plant, organic
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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.
Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown