How to grow Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Helianthus also known as Topinambour or Sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke perennial but in temperate climate grow as annual, as perennial grow evergreen in cold area become deciduous plant also used as ornamental and medical plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves green in rhomboid shape.

Flower color yellow with 8-12 petal.

Jerusalem artichoke

Tuber brown skin color the inner part is the edible in the color white.

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How to grow Jerusalem artichoke growing and care:

Mulch, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Tuber

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it easy

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Snail, slugs

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
1-2 m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers with 8-12 petal

Pollination is done by:

Edible Roots

Information about Jerusalem artichoke tuber:
Brown skin color the inner part is the edible in the color white

When to pull up Jerusalem artichoke tuber:
Autumn – winter

Uses of Jerusalem artichoke tuber:
Cooked, mashed, in the oven, alcohol

Scientific name:

Helianthus tuberosus

How to grow Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke plant care

Planting Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke plant

Harvesting Jerusalem artichoke


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cooked
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Edible plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9