I´ve grow this one but not get any flowers, now I see they talk on DG about eating it?!!!
What do I do wrong, do I grow to dark, I grow in west. Does it flower late in the fall, my one grows up to 2,5 metres high but not any buds and then the frost take it in late fall.
Hi Sylvia, my Turkish neighbours grow them in their garden for the tubers they eat like a kind of potatoes. They get indeed very tall like yours, but they do flower late in the season, they grow them in full sun, the flowers are quite small in relation to the plant. Last year I don't remember seeing them in bloom though, it was a horrible dull and chilly summer over here, hopefully this summer will be better and you might get blooms too.. :)
thanks for let me know, I suppose I had to plant them in a calm south place to get warm and sunny during the whole day. We also had a cold, and sun-poor summer.
You can have right, to cold for Sweden perhaps, but it is a beautiful plant. Anyway it is spreading itself very much. I think I have to dig up much of it this year.
I dont think I will eat it :o)
Witch type of Jerusalem Artichoke do you grow?
There is more or less only one of them who manage to produce flowers up here in the north. The ones I got are about to start flowering now. I can send you a couple of bulbs in the beginning of October if you like to try a new sort.
They need dark nights to produce bulbs, that's why they are tricky in Scandinavia. But luckily they will produce the bulbs even though they don't have flowers.