Yacon or the Peruvian Ground apple is a close relative of the Jerusalem Artichoke - it is a member of the Asteraceae or the daisy family.
Under the purple - red tubers are bigger more smooth tubers - these are the ones that you eat. We planted only a single tuber this year and harvested all these edible tubers.
|Our Yacon harvest - from a single tuber.|
|Tasting our first Yacons|
|Yacon passes the first taste test|
|...but not the second!|
I must admit the taste is unusual - an apple flavoured potato - is one of the best descriptions I have heard. Truly unique when eaten fresh but as a roasted vegetable it is great.
|Roasted vegetable - potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and Yacon.|