Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Identity of mystery plant

I have found out what the mystery plant is.............a Yacon. The plant originates from South America (Peru) and grows large edible tubers.

The comment from Jan was not far off the mark, since Yacon is related to both the Jerusalem artichoke and sunflower. It has a small yellow flower (see photo below). Hopefully my 'sticks' will look more like this come Spring!

See here for more info.

If it grows successfully, it will be interesting to see what it tastes like. And I also read a tea can be made with the leaves.

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