The unusual taste and appearance of tominambur is not familiar to everyone, because few people decide to purchase it ready-made, what can we say about planting in personal plots. But those that know about the benefits of an earthen pear, as Jerusalem artichoke is also called, will not give up the reproduction of this healthy and tasty vegetable. Jerusalem artichoke seeds and tubers are available to every amateur gardener, and in cultivation this culture is not whimsical at all.
What is the use of Jerusalem artichoke? First, this vegetable contains the substance inulin, which helps lower blood sugar. In our time, this question is very relevant. In addition, the fruits of the earthen pear contain vitamins C, PP, B, amino acids, as well as trace elements such as magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus.
Just enough drop off Jerusalem artichoke seeds into the soil in spring to a depth of 7-8 cm. Plant care involves removing weeds and periodically loosening the soil. When the plants reach a height of 40-50 cm, they are spud. Hilling is especially necessary for those varieties whose tubers are located close to the soil surface.
In general Jerusalem artichoke care is very similar to caring for potatoes, and in appearance the crops are very similar, and even in chemical composition. But Jerusalem artichoke belongs to frost-resistant vegetables, so its fruits are harvested both in late autumn and early spring. Well, Jerusalem artichoke stalks are suitable for feed for farm animals in the form of silage, for which they are harvested in September-October.
Try to grow Jerusalem artichoke and its taste, as well as dishes prepared with its participation will pique your taste buds forever.