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WANTED: Sunchokes, incl. red/pink. Have: Tree Collards, Oca...

Posted by mark4321 9b CA Sunset 17 (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 7, 12 at 22:15

I'm looking for at least a couple varieties of Sunchoke (aka Jerusalem Artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus), hopefully at least 2 tubers of each variety. At least one of the varieties should be a red or pink variety (tuber color). I'm interested in one trade with one person who has two or more varieties.
I'm not just looking for regular sunchoke, as I can find those locally.

In exchange I have a rooted Purple Tree Collards, a cutting of a plant from Annie's Annuals (see link at bottom).

I could also add a few other things that may not be ready for a few weeks, as the tubers are still growing:

Oca (Oxalis tuberosa, at least 2, maybe 3 varieties)
Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum)
Yacon (possibly--my plant is less than 3 feet tall and in a pot).

If those are not of interest, I don't grow many other edibles. I do have a variety of Impatiens, Begonias, Passifloras, etc., some of them rooted. For example right now I have rooted cuttings of Impatiens namchabarwensis, Begonia luxurians, Passiflora sanguinolenta and others. If such plants are of interest I can go into greater detail privately.

Please email me directly if you have multiple sunchoke varieties and are interested in a trade.

The Purple Tree Collards rooted cutting is more green than purple because it has been growing in the shade.

Here is a link that might be useful: Purple Tree Collards at Annie's Annuals

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RE: WANTED: Sunchokes, incl. red/pink. Have: Tree Collards, Oca

I've received the Sunchokes from someone whom I'm sending something other than the Purple Tree Collards, Oca and Tropaeolum tuberosum (Mashua). So I'm willing to send those out (probably together) for postage.

I won't be harvesting the tuber crops for as much as a month. I'd like to send those to someone who has a chance to succeed with them. Since they are frost-sensitive, and don't form tubers until late in the Fall, they would of course be difficult in areas that get much frost before December. As crops from the high elevations of the Andes, I believe they are difficult in climates with hot summers. If anyone knows otherwise feel free to correct me. So I expect they would go to someone on the West Coast or who is otherwise able to deal with extremes of both hot and cold.

If you are interested in these please contact me by email.

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