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Asked by
Butch on
December 1, 2018
Manila, Philippines

Q. How to grow Yacon from the tuber?

I bought a yacon tuber from the grocery. Can this still be propagated to grow rhizomes and eventually a plant?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 4, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

I'm sorry, these will not reproduce by tuber. Only the top rhizome portion will grow. These tubers are, simply, nutrient storage.

On the rare occasion, there is some rhizome matter on the tuber that will root, but this is not typical.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/yacon/yacon-plant-care.htm

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