Great Sunchoke Experiment


#21

I read recipes for Sunchoke wine. How did that taste?


#22

I used Jack Keller receip. His receip seems reliable and works for me.
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/request157.asp


#23

It should be pretty bland in flavor and aroma, like vodka. however, I added spice into the must. Now the wine has little clover, anis, and earthy aroma. Not very strong alcohol smell like brandy or vodka has


#24

This is my remaining sunchoak. It is I believe the white type though I preferred the red. The old trash can has plenty of holes at the bottom and is filled with old broken down died wood chip mulch toped with a bag topsoil. Looking forward to seeing what I get. I will have to find a red type to replant next year.


#25

Looks like you have papaya tooπŸ˜€


#26

yea oops, babaco


#27

The Wind toppled my sunchoak and before I stood it back up i discoverd they where bursting out the bottom. Buckets have to be the best way to grow choaks by far. Only wish I had saved a Red skined.



Jerusalem Artichoke and Groundnut (Hopniss)
#28

While I am pleased. The yield is actuly quite a bit less then the previous years 5 gallon grow bags. I feel the tubers developed more fully. Based on the observation that the majority of tubers formed at the bottom of the trash can. I concluded that Tuber formation starts when the roots meet resistance. Growing in 5 gallon bags in NJ yield a full bag but since they got over crowded the could not all fully develop. Moving to a 10 gallon bag i think would maximize my output. At the same time if you where a zone or 2 warmer you might maximize on a 15 or 20 gallon bag.

I still perfer the shape of the Red Tubers I had previously and while I do not have that cultivar, I did purchuse some generic reds from wholefoods I will plant out into this trash can. I will also plant a few of the white roots and and Red roots in this can. I also intend to top this can with a bag of dehydrated horse manure.

I am changing a lot of variables this year but my goals to discover are. Do the also form there tubers at the bottom. If not then does a mixed planting improve yield by filing the space more. Does fertalizer improve yields.

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#29

i got reds and whites in a raised bed as well as ground nuts. put in last fall and mulched with chic bedding. anxious to see how they do.


#30

Change of plans. I bought some grocery store reds. instead of reusing my trash can full of leaf I combined it with several bags of potting soil to fill my new grow bags.