Learn how to grow Jerusalem Artichoke plants successfully with this in-depth guide. Find out the sun requirements, spacing, planting, feeding, and when to harvest. 


What soil is good for Jerusalem Artichokes?

Jerusalem Artichoke plants prefer rich, well draining soil, full of organic matter. Such as compost and well rotted manure.


How much sun do Jerusalem Artichokes need?

Plant Jerusalem Artichokes in a full sun position. 

Frost Tolerant

Are Jerusalem Artichokes frost tolerant?

Jerusalem Artichoke plants die back to the roots in winter.


How much space do Jerusalem Artichokes need?

  Plant Jerusalem Artichokes a minimum 30-45cm apart. 


When should I plant Jerusalem Artichokes?

Plant out Jerusalem Artichoke tubers in early spring. 

The depth of planting should be double the width of the tuber. 


What do I feed Jerusalem Artichokes?

Jerusalem Artichokes do not usually require feeding if soil has been well prepared, however a light application of organic fertiliser throughout the season is fine. 


When can I harvest Jerusalem Artichokes?

Harvest Jerusalem Artichoke tubers from late autumn.


What pests do Jerusalem Artichokes get?

Pests that may affect Jerusalem Artichoke plants include: Aphids, Slug, Snail, Asparagus Beetle, Swift Moth. 


What diseases do Jerusalem Artichokes get?

Diseases that may affect Jerusalem Artichoke plants include: Sclerotinia. 


Is there anything else I need to know about Jerusalem Artichokes?

Think carefully about where you plant Jerusalem Artichoke as they can grow quite tall. They can be used to shade heat sensitive plants in summer, however keep them away from sun loving plants as they may shade them out.

Jerusalem Artichokes are generally pest and disease free. 


How do I troubleshoot my growing problems?

Jerusalem Artichoke plants can be invasive, cut the flowers to avoid reseeding. The flowers makes for a pretty bouquet. 

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