Jerusalem Artichokes

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Make great wind breaks (excuse the pun)

Actually a member of the Sunflower family

Name comes from Terneusen – a little Dutch village.

introduced to England in 1617, originally from North America.

Caleld artichoke due to the similar taste to Globe Artichokes (which are thistles)

When cooked with ginger (reported to reduce flatulence)

Produce tubers over summer but can be overwintered in the ground

Tendency to spread and difficult to remove every last tuber to stop them growing so care must be taken in choosing a site

Do well in light sandy soils, like plenty of moisture.