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4548Re: [fukuoka_farming] Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)

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  • Michael
    Oct 18, 2004
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      Hi Ben,

      It is common practice in rural France to leave the
      tubers in the ground over winter. It is said that the
      colder the tubers get, the sweeter they taste.

      All the best,
      Michael


      --- UrbanWild <urbanwild@...> wrote:

      >
      > Hi Ben,
      >
      > I didn't write it, but it consistant with all the
      > info I've read:
      > Keep them in the ground until you need them.
      >
      > http://www.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/mod01/01600809.html
      >
      > To obtain the maximum yield of Jerusalem
      > artichokes,
      > wait until late fall when the leaves of the plant
      > begin to
      > die before harvesting the tubers. Store tubers in a
      > cool
      > place (32 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) embedded in
      > moist sand
      > to keep the humidity high. If the humidity is not
      > kept
      > high, the tubers will shrivel.
      >
      > Jerusalem artichokes may be left in the ground over
      > winter. Mulch heavily so that the ground doesn't
      > totally
      > freeze. Dig up tubers as needed.
      >
      > Take care,
      >
      > UW
      >
      >
      >
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: benonthenet
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 3:43 PM
      > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Jerusalem Artichokes
      > (Sunchokes)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Does anyone know how to get jerusalem artichokes
      > to store for longer
      > than just a few days? They seem to go bad so
      > quickly.
      >
      > Benjamin
      > Long Beach, CA
      >
      >
      >
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      >
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      >
      >
      >


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