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Have a good amount of Jerusalem Artichokes from my high altitude, high pH garden. Not many small ones, most are at gold ball size and/or much bigger.

Their flowers are good bee food in late summer early fall when other plants aren’t blooming.

These are tan skinned and white fleshed. Not real knobby and are smooth skinned. $2.00 per lb plus Priority shipping as they are sprouting. Will consider orders for larger amounts as have several hundred pounds, just ask me.

I can take PayPal or Postal Money Orders.

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Pat Maas
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  im in new mexico also. I see this is a older post but if you still have some available Id love to get some. Or be on the list for next year or whatever...  im currently collecting every variety i can get my hands on and breeding them.
 
                                              
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  Well PM me on how I can get these then. I assume youll need money for shipping and the 2 dollars for the tubers..... some varieties I planted last year are sprouting out now, so its probably an okay time to harvest them.
 
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Many Thanks to those people who contacted me and bought " "chokes". Just about done for the season now and only have about 5 lbs available for sale now.
$4 per lb + Priority Mail on order for minimum 3  Lbs.

Paul Wheaton has a great podcast on sunchokes. If you are interested in these plants suggest you check out the video. These plants work well as a seasonal windbreak and they also coppice nicely if you are feeding goats.
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yours look really nice, I've been giving some away to some of the Michigan posters for a few years..but mine are a bit smaller and knobbier.
 
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Thank you Brenda,
    The big ones can be in excess of 5" and be more than an inch across, but people don't seem to like to break them up, so try to stick with the smaller ones that are 2-3 inches long.  Think they are Fulsea, but may be wrong about that. I'll be back to harvesting in a few days so will be sure to take a picture of some of the bigger ones with a ruler for perspective.
    I do share with friends or community gardens, this just helps provide a little income while waiting on other  things.
 
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my larger ones are around 3 or 4 " in diamater but they also range as small as marble size, those are the sneaky ones that get away from you when you dig them...have had a few larger ones but that is an exception to have them larger than 4"
 
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I'll be digging tomorrow for a new order so will be able to take some pictures. Do get a fair amount of the marble sized, but don't ship many of them often. Just replant the bed with them. Not sure what the diameter is on any of the larger ones, just what it is straight across so will measure that tomorrow when digging.

Do you get a lot of your worms in your "choke" beds? I have loads and every chance given thin them out for people looking for red compost worms.  Donate many to local gardeners and community gardens. They love my chokes and by spring many larger tubers are making lots of new little chokes! Its one of the reasons my growing bed is so thick with tubers.
 
                        
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Hi Pat,

I bought some from you in spring and they all sprouted well.  The clay soil I put them in hampered growth a bit... the largest only got to be about 5' tall.  Ah, well, can't blame the plants!

I want to replant any new tubers in a straight line for next year (and continue doing so every year).  When is the best time of year to do so?  Can I re-plant them now?  I'm in zone 6b.  I would prefer to re-plant now, as I'll be leaving in a month and my father who is older will simply not get around to it.  I'd love to have a seasonal screen between his berry patch and the road within a few years.
 
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Hi Kazron,
      These do well planted almost anytime the soil is workable. I like fall planting as it gives them a chance to get somewhat established before winter.
      I have a heavy red clay here, but what has been happening is with a straw or leaf mulch over winter the worm population has exploded. The soil is getting darker and the consistency is no longer that of the hard pack clay began with. Its a much finer loamy type now.
      You'll also find as you are adding a carbon mulch pill bugs will be attracted.  They dig around the choke tubers and create spaces around them. With the worms they'll actively harvest the tubers when stressed, but you will also find your soil becoming better. Usually worms just will go after the part of the plants that are the connecting stems attaching the tubers .
      Spring time and its winds dumps a lot of weed seed into my beds, so seed my "chokes" with oat hay in the spring. As its set down, just 3-6 inches works. The oat hay breaks down and the oats get established and provide a ground cover until the chokes start out growing them.
      Am finding my black peppermint is creeping more and more into the choke bed and that's not bad, just makes it tougher to harvest.

Hope this helps! )
 
                        
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Thank you Pat, once again that was great information.
 
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Did my last batch of digging chokes yesterday while it was "nice". Sent all my orders out today that had been paid for or had promised to community gardens. Here are some of my larger ones with tape measure for comparison. The biggest problem with the bigger ones is getting them out in one piece. These ones shown will be going back in the ground today into an area using as a benching location for quick pickup when its time to move.
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when I planted some in solid clay the first year they only got about 5 or 6 ' but the second year they got a lot larger and stronger (first year they fell over)..

the ones I generally plant are in garden loam, but the extras one year went into the solid clay as an experiement..and they grew fine.
 
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Hi Pat,

I am curious if you are planning on selling any Sun Chokes before the fall?

Thanks,
Mark
 
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Pat Maas wrote:Did my last batch of digging chokes yesterday while it was "nice". Sent all my orders out today that had been paid for or had promised to community gardens. Here are some of my larger ones with tape measure for comparison. The biggest problem with the bigger ones is getting them out in one piece. These ones shown will be going back in the ground today into an area using as a benching location for quick pickup when its time to move.





Do you still have jerusalem artichokes for sale?
Ron Moore
 
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I also want to know if there are still any of these for sale even though it is spring?
 
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Hi NM artichokes,

Do you still have these available?
i would be interested in 10 pounds plus or minus.
thanks
Ann
 
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Do you still have jerusalem artichokes for sale? I would be interested to buy few pounds. Thank you.
 
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