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About Jerusalem Artichoke ‘Dwarf’
Jerusalem Artichoke ‘Dwarf’ was developed in the Netherlands and truly has a dwarf habit. We really like this one as it is much easier to harvest and tubers are lifted in one clump not leaving much behind, making it easy to spot any tubers left in the soil. Our site is very exposed and these have survived all kinds of extreme weather without being knocked down and have positively thrived and produced a very good yield for us.
How to care for your tubers
Jerusalem Artichoke ‘Dwarf’ tubers can be planted direct and will remain dormant in the soil until spring, or can be potted up in slightly damp compost during autumn and winter to stop them drying out until they are ready to be planted out.
How to grow
Jerusalem Artichoke ‘Dwarf’ tubers can be planted 10-15cm deep and about 30cm apart in a bed with a good mulch of compost. Plant in a sunny position, tubers will show their first shoots in spring, produce their top growth in summer and foliage will die back at first frosts in autumn.
How to harvest
Harvest tubers once top growth has died back in autumn. Tubers are hardy and can survive well in the ground, so you can stagger your harvest, just lifting plants as and when needed. These make a great winter staple crop.
How to propagate more plants
Save some of your best tubers for re-planting. Tubers left in the ground, will -re sprout, or you can rotate to a new site. Because these are less invasive, you can easily move them around and follow them with a different crop if you wish.
How to Eat
Jerusalem Artichoke ‘Dwarf’ is delicious slow roasted in the oven, or can be made into a delicious soup.