About My Sunflower/Sunchoke?

beginner added on November 9, 2011 | Answered

I have a volunteer sunflower. When digging it up for the winter, I discovered rhizomes instead of roots. Does this mean that it is an edible sunflower and the rhizomes are sunchokes or Jerusalem artichokes?

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Answered on November 14, 2011

Most likely, yes. I would be careful though. While sunchokes are tasty, they can become invasive quickly. 1 tuber can produce up to 20lbs of additional tubers in a season. So they can quickly take over an area.

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