• The benefits of yacons and how to grow them in your backyard

    1 month ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    It's an ugly vege with a fruit flavour and perfect for winter. Words Kristina Jensen It's a crunchy, juicy, watermelony, cucumbery vege you can harvest in the depths of the New Zealand winter, and this great taste is the best reason to grow yacons. These humble tubers are one of my favourite vegetables. While they seem to be a bit of an acquired taste, I hear through the gardening grapevine that they are sprouting up all over New Zealand. They are certainly popular in South America where they have been grown for so long that the flowers produce no fertile pollen and yacons can only be...
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