My yacon plant looks very pretty in summer. The leaves are special.
The yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius, syn.: Polymnia edulis, P. sonchifolia) is a species of perennial daisy traditionally grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots. Their texture and flavour are very similar to jicama, mainly differing in that yacón has some slightly sweet, resinous, and floral (similar to violet) undertones to its flavour, probably due to the presence of inulin, which produces the sweet taste of the roots of elecampane, as well. Another name for yacón is Peruvian ground apple, possibly from the French name of potato, pomme de terre (ground apple). The tuber is composed mostly of water andfructooligosaccharide.
After connecting with Commonsense Organisation, we have become friends. She suggested that perhap I might like to do Yacon for letter Y. The suggestion came at the right time. The yacon plants are ready to be harvested.
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