Status: We will next have yacon available in Fall 2018, with preorders to open around March. Our 2017 crop was badly damaged by flooding and I don’t like the quality if the surviving plants, so we won’t be selling any of them. We do have some true seed from this year’s crop.
Yacon is a South American member of the sunflower family that produces very large, edible storage roots. The roots are sweet but low in calories due to high fructooligosaccharide (FOS) content. Varieties are clones and are maintained by planting pieces of rhizome. It is also possible to grow yacon from seed in order to breed new varieties.