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In times of Corona, we still have our garden advice for the time being
Information telephone, Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. From Radebeul we reached in
May an inquiry as to whether the intercultural garden is also on sale when selling Jerusalem artichokes
Has. Answer: Unfortunately not so far. If there is widespread interest, we could add it
be initiated without any problems.

Jerusalem Artichoke


Jerusalem artichoke is a sunflower native to Central and North America (Helianthus
tuberosus). The name derives from the name of the indigenous Tubinamba people.
Colloquially it is often simply referred to as "earth pear". The tubers will
about the size of a potato. In the lowlands Jerusalem artichoke is now often wild
found on nutrient-rich sandy and loamy soils. The tubers used to be considered in Europe
as an important source of food and feed. However, these were eventually largely
displaced by the more productive potato. In Germany today you only find small ones
growing areas. In recent times, the tubers have mostly only been available in health food stores and on
Weekly markets offered. Jerusalem artichoke is usually propagated vegetatively via tubers.
It is harvested from the end of October to the beginning of April, before the tubers sprout again. There is
numerous varieties, including Jerusalem artichoke with reddish tubers.
The taste of the tubers is sweet. However, Jerusalem artichoke should not be confused with the more well-known
Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) can be confused. The tubers can be eaten raw in
It can be eaten in salads or cooked in salted water. The Jerusalem artichoke is clear
fewer calories than the potato and contains a large wealth of vitamins, minerals,
trace elements and inulin. The levels of the minerals iron, potassium and
Calcium are significantly higher compared to the potato. Jerusalem artichoke is recommended with all
these properties are also excellent as diabetic food. Plentiful in the plant
existing inulin significantly promotes intestinal health. These ingredients of the tuber
neutralize intestinal toxins and thus prevent serious diseases of the intestine.
The Jerusalem artichoke is a perennial plant that is extremely hardy in our country. Own
Experiences also show that the plant without any care, even the extreme
weathered the years of drought in 2018 and 2019 well. With an optimal supply of moisture
and nutrients, the Jerusalem artichoke quickly reaches an impressive height of up to three
meters. It is perennial and absolutely hardy. Own observations show that the
Plant without any care even the past extreme drought years 2018 and 2019
survived without any problems. The stems stand together in dense bundles and are suitable
ideal as a plant-based privacy screen during the summer months. Its numerous
sun-yellow flowers also make it a beautiful ornamental plant.

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