Golden Yacon (Yacón) Pear of the Earth - Smallanthus sonchifolius
The golden Yacón, a relative of the sunflower, is similar in growth habits. It is a plant from the Andes with brown tubers (roots) and golden 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 Pear of the Earth.
Average mature height: 4-6 feet
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when 2.5-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.