How to grow Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

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Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone