Latin Name: Helianthus tuberosus
Common Names: Sunchoke, sunroot, earth apple
Growth Structure: Upright growth 4 -9 feet tall
Light Requirement: Full sun
Water Requirement: ***
Description: The Jerusalem artichoke, or sunchoke, is a native to North America and belongs to the sunflower family. It produces knobby white fleshed tubers that can be eaten raw or cooked, and they can be sweet and nutty when raw and taste like mild artichokes when cooked. They have no relation to artichokes.