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Smallanthus sonchifolius - Earth Apple - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order] - Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Smallanthus sonchifolius - Earth Apple - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order] - Smallanthus sonchifolius also known as Earth Apple has sweet, edible storage roots and single yellow flowers.
Smallanthus sonchifolius - Smallanthus sonchifolius also known as Earth Apple has sweet, edible storage roots and single yellow flowers.


 
11cm
Price: $11.99
Zone Hardiness: 7-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Height: 4-6'
Width: 2-3'
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Availability: Pick-up or shipping in early to mid October 2022.
Product Code: 11641
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Description Fine Print
 
Smallanthus sonchifolius is a perennial plant notable for its large, edible storage roots. A relative of the sunflower with smaller yellow single flowers. The roots have brown skin similar to that of a potato. The flesh is white and sweet to the taste both raw and cooked and is comparable to that of apple and a pear with the crisp texture of celery. Taste and texture remain somewhat the same whether eaten raw or cooked plus it oxidizes at a very slow rate. Roots are said to be very low in carbohydrates. Easy to grow and resistant to many pests and diseases. Consume like that of a dessert apple, roast or cook in stir fries, soups, stews, curries. Requires staking in windy locations. Plant rhizomes after the last frost or start indoors.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Moist
  • Flowering Time: Summer - Fall
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
  • Habitat: Highlands of the Andes
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
  • BC Native: