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I'm hoping someone can help me here, does anyone have or know of anyone who has/sells Yacon tubers in Europe? I can find some in the UK but of course they do not ship to mainland Europe so I would have to wait till I am flying... Of course I am willing to pay for them and delivery. (Denmark)
 
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I bought some from this guy who is in Poland: ibc-seller-seeds. I think you can contact him on Facebook.
I have just found this store in Portugal: Yacon roots, but I don't know if they only sell storage tubers, or storage and propagation tubers.
 
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Hi Skandi,

You can find some in the UK at the Real Seed Company: http://www.realseeds.co.uk/unusualtubers.html or in France at La Ferme de Ste Marthe: https://www.fermedesaintemarthe.com/A-10693-poire-de-terre-ab.aspx

There are other places but my dealings with these two companies are excellent.
Good luck.
 
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I might be able to get you some as they sell them at the local organic shop here in France :-)

David
 
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Really?
But are they propagation tubers? I never managed to start a Yacon plant with a storage tuber (which doesn't mean at all that it can't be done).
 
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Have you checked Martin Crawfords, i have ordered and received plants in Portugal...so, see other perrenial tubers that might interest you. (forest garden website) https://www.agroforestry.co.uk/?s=tubers&submit=Search&post_type=product
 
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Vreeken's run a really comprehensive site and I think they ship throughout Europe: https://www.vreeken.nl/409500-yakon-morado
 
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Hi Skandi,

Sorry for the late reply. I was looking through an old stack of papers today and ran across a pamplet from the forening Frøsamlerne , which means "the seed savers association". I had visited their booth at a permaculture festival back in 2014 and on the cover of the pamplet I had written the word "Yacon". They had a table at their booth with various interesting produce, one of which was yacon. I was and still am interested in yacon but haven't yet taken the effort to get it yet.

I just had a quick look at the frøsamlernes website and see that they had two members offering yacon in their 2017 list.
http://www.froesamlerne.dk/sites/default/files/%20%20Fr%C3%B8listen%202017%2C%20uden%20udbydere.pdf

There's also an article on yacon in the book "Permakulturhaven"  and on the havenyt.dk site is some info and nice photos.
I'd be interested to hear if you find a source. I'm on the island Als so quite a ways South from you (I'm at 55 deg N).

Regards,
David  
 
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I did eventually get some via a bit of dodge pocket importing. They grew well and hopefully will survive the winter in with my daliahs, if I manage to grow them again next year I will have starts to pass on.
 
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