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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Sunchoke

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Sunchoke

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Stampede
Red Fuseau
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Stampede
Red Fuseau

Sunchoke

from 12.00

Helianthus Tuberosus

Sunchoke, Jerusalem Artichoke, Sunroot, Earth Apple...  So many names!  This native, incredibly hardy and vigorous growing perennial produces large amounts of high value food that store in the winter down in the soil.  As you can tell from its growth and flowers, this is a perennial member of the sunflower family, but instead of making seeds it makes large tubers down in the earth in great numbers.  These can be left all winter and harvested as needed.  Cooked like potatoes, or fermented, roasted, shredded, etc., they are an excellent perennial tuber with great food value.

We offer starter packs with at least 6 tubers (often more) for $12. This is enough to start a nice solid patch in year 1. Our ‘huge’ packs for $40 will provide you with at least 30 plantable tubers and growth points. This can be an option to fill a larger production patch within a year or two!

We also offer a ‘Maximum Diversity’ offering that will have a complex mix of Stampede, Red Fuseau as well as 2-3 more varieties we grow from seedling stands, hybrid parentage stands, and other wild sources. This will give you a wide genetic pool to grow on your land, helping you select for the most adaptable, delicious, beautiful types that want to grow where you live. Plant them all together or in their own test plots and pack your land with diversity and resiliency!

Size:
We currently offer two named varieties.  'Stampede' can reach 12' tall and will be covered in flowers in the fall.  It produces large white tubers. Some larger than softballs in rich soils. Harder to clean, but worth the effort as a key staple crop.  'Red Fuseau' reaches 8' or so and doesn't flower.  It produces beautiful red/purple, thin skinned tubers of high quality for fresh eating.

Site Preference:
Seems to like a lot of sun, but can handle part shade and being an under story element.

Hardiness:
Zone 4, perhaps even much colder

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