Fuseau was bred by the Vilmorin seed company in 1913. It was selected as an improved variety because the tubers were smoother than most varieties at the time. Synonymous with ‘White Fuseau.’
This variety tastes like a sunchoke. I don’t find that most varieties differ much in flavor and this has the standard sunchoke flavor. Tubers are tan, long, smooth, and often spindle shaped. They range in size from less than an inch to about six inches in length.
Fuseau is a medium sized variety, reaching about seven feet tall here and probably taller in warmer climates. The stolons range about 10 to 16 inches long, so it will spread if you don’t harvest carefully. It flowers moderately but early and for a long period. It sets seed with a pollinator. It makes a good pairing with Stampede for true seed production.