Ruby Jerusalem Artichoke (Ruby Sunchoke)


This tuber has red ruby skin and a sweet flavour. It is easy to peel and ideal for raw, roasted, or pickled dishes. 120-150 dtm. 3 tubers per order.

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The Ruby Jerusalem Artichoke has a distinct reddish or ruby-colored skin. The tubers are elongated, which makes them easier to peel compared to more knobby varieties. They have a sweet, nutty flavour, which is typical of Jerusalem artichokes, with a crisp texture when raw and a creamy consistency when cooked.
This variety is known for its high productivity and vigorous growth. It typically matures in about 120 to 150 days.
The plants can grow quite tall, often reaching heights of 6 to 10 feet.
Produces small, yellow, sunflower-like flowers.

Prefers well-drained, loose soil but is adaptable to various soil types.
Sunlight: Performs best in full sun to partial shade.
Watering: Requires regular watering, especially during dry periods.
Harvesting: Tubers are usually harvested in the fall after the first frost, which helps to sweeten their flavor. They can be stored in the ground and dug up as needed throughout the winter.
Invasiveness: Can spread aggressively through their tubers if not managed properly, sometimes becoming invasive.
Pests and Diseases: Generally resistant to pests and diseases, though occasional issues with slugs, snails, and fungal infections may occur.

The Ruby variety is a result of selective breeding aimed at enhancing its culinary qualities and resistance to pests and diseases. It is appreciated for its sweet taste and smoother texture compared to other Jerusalem artichokes.
Jerusalem artichokes are native to North America and were cultivated by Indigenous peoples long before European colonization. The Ruby variety, like other sunchokes, is rich in inulin, a type of fiber that supports digestive health.

Ruby Jerusalem Artichokes are versatile in the kitchen. They can be eaten raw, roasted, boiled, or made into chips. Their striking color makes them an appealing addition to salads and other dishes.
Health Benefits: Known for their prebiotic properties, promoting gut health by supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria.

These tubers are available directly from Garden Faerie Botanicals, located in the heart of British Columbia. Featuring Canada’s largest selection of Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes), these offerings are ideal for enhancing food security. The collection includes heirloom and heritage seeds, personally cultivated organically without chemicals. Emphasizing historical, rare, and non-GMO seeds, this selection is dedicated to preserving biodiversity.


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