Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Drommond added on April 6, 2018 | Answered

I have some really big bulbs. I think they need to be cut , there were 5 to a pound. After cutting, do I need to let the cut sides heal over, or can they just go in the ground. How long to heal?x

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 7, 2018

I don't think I would recommend cutting them this season. You will need to ensure that each segment and a shoot eye, and root nodules. This can be done after the season is over. This way you can see root sites and shoot sites very clearly. I would wait to plant them after they have healed some as well. This can take a few days or a week or so even. This will help prevent any rot from happening. This article will give you more information on growing these:

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Jerusalem Artichokes

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.