Jerusalem Artichoke for Garden and Self sufficiency

Jerusalem artichokes in the garden

Look forward to the yellow sea of ​​flowers of the Jerusalem artichoke plant in autumn. The proud and powerful Sunflower Art also offers a wealth of aspects and uses in the garden. From October to April you can buy Jerusalem artichoke plants as tubers. In part we also offer young plants.

If you have a large garden, then it's time to get to know this wonder of nature. As a tall perennial Jerusalem artichoke offers a beautiful leaf and flower aspect. The yellow flower heads appear in early varieties such as Topstar already in early September and bloom in part until into November.Jerusalem artichoke does not produce seeds and is propagated purely vegetatively via the tuber.Jerusalem artichoke is an excellent utility and ornamental plant .

Yellow flowers

The numerous flower baskets of the Jerusalem artichoke sit on individual stems and remind of the sunflower. Jerusalem artichokes are often visited by bees who enjoy the autumnal food supply. At a size of up to 4 m, the plant, also known as Jerusalem Arichocke, has proven to be wind and andprivacy protection . In combination, Jerusalem artichoke grows dense and is thus stable. The stems remain over the whole winter. Helianthus tuberosus is also a dominant, large ornamental or late bee pasture in the garden.

Buy Jerusalem artichoke plants

Give the plant the space it needs. Stay away from weaker plants. It is best to leave Jerusalem artichokes solitary or combine them with competitive plants in the perennial flowerbed. Take these tips into consideration and you will have a lot of fun with this beautiful plant.

Some say Jerusalem artichoke is a weed. We find that extremely unfortunate, because out of ignorance a wrong judgment is made quickly. There are few plants that topinambur can offer in terms of versatility!

Jerusalem artichokes buy tubers (season October to April)

Flyer about Jerusalem artichoke

Planting quantity and requirement

Take advantage of Jerusalem artichoke and harvest the healthy tubers in winter for your own healthy diet. Expect about 1 kg of seedlings for 5 m² . In optimal conditions, you can expect a tenfold increase in plant use.

You can also plant Jerusalem artichoke in a large planter such as a mortar, etc., and if properly cared for with regular watering, you have an imposing balcony plant .

Location, care and harvest

Jerusalem artichoke is properly used easy to care for and extremely grateful . The planting takes place in autumn or in early spring. The plants need an undisturbed place in the sun one. partial shading is not problematic. To avoid spreading the plants to neighboring plantings, they can surround the planting with a root barrier. It is enough to lower a 20 cm high board around the planting vertically in the ground. So the tubers can not spread so easily.Take care that voles and other rodents that appreciate the Jerusalem artichoke do not spread the tubers.

Jerusalem artichoke is not endangered by pests. Rodents appreciate the tubers and may eat you a fraction of your harvest. That should not be a problem.Care needs Jerusalem artichoke only in the first few weeks if the soil was not prepared properly, the tender seedlings should be protected from weeds.Once Jerusalem artichoke has been established, it can remain in the same place for years.

Harvesting takes place at the earliest after the leaves have been fed and died in autumn. Optimal is when tubers experience first night frosts, because the inulin content increases steadily during the winter. The harvest is done by digging out the tubers. Harvest only as much as you need, the tubers are absolutely frost hardy and can be freshly harvested throughout the winter.

Cultivation of Jerusalem artichoke

location claim

no special requirements, prefers humus sandy soils with good water supply

planting time

Tuber plantation in early spring Cultivation like potatoes, best piled up, distance of the rows 75 cm, distance in the row 30 -35 cm, planting depth approx. 5-7 cm, 1kg seedlings is enough for approx. 5 m², need for 1 ha approx , 6 to Jerusalem artichoke is perennial and suitable for permanent cultivation


Recommendation of the Society for Renewable Resources: 200 - 250 dt / ha manure. Otherwise about 50 - 70 kg N / ha in mineral form. With regard to basic fertilization with phosphorus and potash, 60 kg P2O2 / ha and 200 kg K2O / ha are recommended.

If you do not have to achieve high yields, we recommend that you refrain from using mineral fertilizers!

plant protection

very robust plant, maximum mildew, gray mold and white mold occur.

Care is not necessary, it is recommended to accumulate in May, Jerusalem artichoke prevails against all unwanted herbs. A care course in the first year of cultivation may be useful. Especially root weeds such as couch grass can be annoying in the growth phase.


depending on location and variety from September with frost-free soil throughout the winter possible

until about April, remove above-ground herb, dried is very good as winter food

or chopped on the field read, tubers with potato harvester, harvesting vibrating screen harvester.


cool and dark, best with fleece covered, fresh vegetables! Jerusalem artichoke can be stored for up to 5 weeks


as food, dietetic food, wild-field, biofuel, ornamental plant

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