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Pear of the Earth

Pear of the Earth

This native of the Andes in Central American provides a generous harvest of tasty tubers in the fall with a flavorful combination of watermelon apple and pear. They are very juicy and can be eaten raw or cooked. Related to the Sunflower with a similar growth habit and lovely golden yellow summer flowers. Grows 4-6' tall in full sun. Hardy in zones 7-11. Can be grown in the north where some of the tubers can be replanted the following spring. Smallanthus sonchifolius 'Yacon'

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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials
Zones First Ship Date Last Ship Date
3A-4B 5/1/2023 6/5/2023
5A 4/10/2023 6/5/2023
5B 3/27/2023 6/5/2023
6A 3/13/2023 6/5/2023
6B 2/27/2023 6/5/2023
7A 2/23/2023 6/5/2023
7B 2/20/2023 6/5/2023
8A 2/8/2023 5/8/2023
8B 2/13/2023 5/8/2023
9A-10B 2/6/2023 5/8/2023

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