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Purple Yacon,Smallanthus sonchifolius Morado

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Prod. Code: YA74

 Purple Yacon,Smallanthus sonchifolius Morado

 

From the Andes where it has been cultivated for 1500 years

Tubers are  puprle

The root is sweet, crisp & juicy . Containing low  calorie sugar substitute- making it ideal for  low- sugar diet & weight loss. This veriety is  just a bit sweeter than  white Yacon .   can check out white variety  :http://www.eldontropicals.com/catalog/item/7319695/10089802.htm

Tubers  also  have  probiotic  effect, meaning they are used by beneficial bacteria that enhance colon health and aid digestion.

Member of the   Sunflower family.

Producing 2 kinds of  tubers: large storage tubers (that are eaten)- purple  to brownish purple color

                                              'central eye' - from which the plant can be propagated - bright purple color

Plant needs  6-7 mo to form large tubers - needs frost protection during this time.

It can be easily grown in large pots.

 Aerial parts are damaged by frost, the roots are not harmed unless they freeze solid.

Tubers are ready to be harvested after the first few frosts when tops die off. Best to leave some tubers in ground for propagation next spring.

Pests for some reason seem to  keep away from tubers.....  

Best in partial sun.

Needs plenty of water

COLD HARDINESS: Zone 7b & up ( in zones 7b & 8a- needs  good mulching for winter)

MATURE HEIGHT: 5-7 ft

Currently growing in 4" pot

Shipped potted where permitted