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Perennial root vegetables

 
John Saltveit
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Hi Anni-
I read in your introduction that you grow lots of perennial root vegetables. I'm very interested in this. Can you tell me which types you grow? I only grow leeks, crosnes/chinese artichoke, and Jerusalem artichoke/sunchoke.
Thanks,
John S
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Anni Kelsey
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Hi John

I grow Jerusalem artichoke, Chinese artichoke, scorzonera, oca, mashua, yacon, skirret, earth nut pea (lathyrus tuberosus), groundnut (apios americana), and yams (dioscorea). Ground nut and yams do not do as well in my climate as they would somewhere warmer. I am also experimenting with dahlias and tiger lilies (tigridia pavonia) but have not tasted them yet. I hope to try yet more roots and would refer you to the amazing blog http://radix4roots.blogspot.co.uk/ which has so many, many roots on it.

Anni
 
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