Jerusalem Artichoke Growing Guide

Jerusalem Artichoke

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Any reasonably fertile, well drained soil that holds moisture well.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Yes. Plants die back to the roots in winter.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Beans, Cucumber and Rhubarb.

Spacing

Single Plants: 1' 11" (60cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 1' 11" (60cm) with 1' 11" (60cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Set out tubers in spring, planting them 4 inches deep. Plants grow quite tall, and can be used to shade heat-sensitive neighbors.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Can be invasive, so use flowers indoors as cut flowers to reduce reseeding.

Harvesting

Harvest tubers in fall, winter, and early spring, while the soil is cold.

Troubleshooting

Powdery mildew often affects plants in late summer, but does not impact yields.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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