Apios americana, Groundnut, Hopniss

Apios americana also known as Groundnut or Hopniss is a herbaceous PERENNIAL climbing vine from the family Fabaceae. It produces delicious protein-rich edible tubers, attractive vines and scented flowers and has the added benefit of being able to fix nitrogen. It was a staple food for North American indigenous peoples and has the potential to become an important nutritious food crop in the future. They can be grown in large containers or planted direct in the soil and will produce better yields when given climbing support. Vines die back in the autumn but tubers are hardy and will happily survive in the ground or in a container over winter. Likes moist but well drained soil in sun or light shade. For a decent yield tubers are usually harvested in the autumn of their second year or longer. A 2-3 year growing cycle is best with staggered plantings.
Supplied as a pack with a minimum of FIVE 2-3cm tubers plus some additional smaller tubers given as extras.

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