Purple Yacon (Yacón) - Smallanthus sonchifolius
Purple Yacon (Yacón) - Smallanthus sonchifolius
Purple Yacon (Yacón) - Smallanthus sonchifolius

Purple Yacon (Yacón) - Smallanthus sonchifolius

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The Purple Yacón, a relative of the sunflower, is similar in growth habits. It is a plant from the Andes with purple tubers (roots) and yellow flowers. Raw or cooked, the tubers are sweet like a mix of apple, pear, and watermelon, resembling a sweeter version of jicama. It's also known as Purple Earth Apple.

  • Average mature height: 4-6 feet
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well-drained
  • Zones: 7-11

Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots at 2.5-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.