Today I present you a highly requested video in which you will learn to identify a beautiful plant, Jerusalem artichoke, that can appear in your terraces, orchards or gardens.
Many people own it and do not realize its importance, since it is a real treasure that is essential for the survival of a large part of the population in times of food shortages, whether due to wars, droughts, fires, floods, etc was crucial.
If you are looking for a low-maintenance system, this is the one for you. It is extremely resilient and does not require much fertilizer or water to survive. However, if you choose special care, you will find that it rewards you with more generous growth and flowering.
A few years ago I had an exceptional harvest that I wanted to share with you. I got 77kg of products in proportion to a small 30x30cm square, it was incredible! I used a large part of the harvest for my own needs and also gave some away to my neighbors. However, every day they ask me for more and more products and unfortunately I don’t have enough to meet their demand. That’s why I decided to create this video to show you how to achieve a successful harvest in your own home.
Below I will give you more detailed information about this cultivated plant, as well as its common and scientific names.
Vulgar or common names so you can recognize them in your country: Tupinambo, Jerusalem artichoke, Tupinambur, Nyàmeres, Pataca, Papa chanchera, Jerusalem artichoke, Canadian sunflower, false ginger, Aguaturma, Criadilla de agua, earth chestnut, Marenquera, Ajipa, sugarcane sweet potato , Tupinamba sweet potato, cane potato, Jerusalem artichoke.
Scientific name: Helianthus tuberosus
Family: Asteraceae or Comppositas
Link to Wikipedia 👉 https://bit.ly/2Zag7Q8
INTA page with information 👉
These tubers differ from others in that they contain inulin instead of starch. Inulin is a type of carbohydrate that is converted into fructose when cooked. If you want to learn more about this topic, we invite you to watch our next video where we will talk specifically about it.
With information from: Holistic Permaculture