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Growing Zones: 4-6 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 8-11 outdoors
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6 ft.

Mature Width:

6 ft.


Full - Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Smallanthus sonchifolius

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Unique and Sweet Edible Roots

The Yacon, also known as the 'Peruvian Ground Apple,' is a delightful plant growing in popularity as it shows up in more and more gardens. It's prized for producing rich edible roots that are packed with nutrients.

Yacon plants are lively perennials that grow thick tuber roots under the soil line, similar to potatoes. However, Yacon roots have a softer crisp texture. The roots and their juice taste like a sweet pear crossed with the zing of a Granny Smith Apple, and they taste sweet enough to be considered a sugar substitute.

You can bite into a fresh Yacon, or 'yucon', and enjoy it as if you're eating one of your favorite fruits. The organic roots have an irresistible crunch, and they are filled with refreshing sweet juice.

Yacons are very easy to cook and can easily be added to your favorite recipes and desserts. Many use Yacons to make a sweet tea and the juice is often used to make sweet syrup.

With a high content of inulin, an indigestible sugar, Yacons are a great substitute for both refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. They have tons of rich flavors, without the calories or unhealthy chemicals. Yacons also have good bacteria, like a probiotic and promote digestive and colon health.

Plant your Yacons in the yard in zones 7 - 11 and watch them easily thrive every summer. If you live outside of zone 7, place your plants in a container and keep them indoors until after the final frost has occurred.

Around each October dig your Yacon roots out, and enjoy their sweet and refreshing flavor. Replant the crown or store it indoors until temperatures start to rise in the spring.

Since word is spreading about the Yacon's amazing health benefits combined with the fact that they are so easy to grow, they are selling out fast. Be sure to order yours today, before they are all gone.

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Yacon

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Yacon.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Yacon gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Yacon again after the transplant is complete.

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I had heard of the health benefits
Aurelio R on Feb 18, 2016
I had heard of the health benefits
Aurelio R on Feb 18, 2016
Vegetables and fruit are getting more expensive everyday. They taste better out of my home garden.
Thomasina C on Feb 3, 2016
Vegetables and fruit are getting more expensive everyday. They taste better out of my home garden.
Thomasina C on Feb 3, 2016

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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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