Apr 24, 2009

Bulbs

Can anyone identify these? I found them in an Abel & Cole vegetable box, but have no idea what they are.


I know it's not a rhizome.

5 comments:

Marie said...

Jislaaik. Are they sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes?)...

Marie said...

White inside, slightly nutty?

Good shaved in a spring salad, otherwise peeled, sliced and sauteed in olive oil/butter. Or mashed, but a pain to peel. Exept these seem quite even for a sunchoke, so maybe I'm wrong. Genus Helianthus - sunflowers in bloom...

Thing is. It's the wrong time of year for them. Very late summer would be right. Hm...could they have been saved from last autumn?

What ARE they???? Ok - I'm off to the local farmers' market to look for them.

jvdh said...

Jerusalem artichokes are a definite maybe, although I thought they're a bit more knobbly. Maybe a newer variety?

Hmmm... I'm still asking around here too, will update if find anything.

jvdh said...

Jerusalem artichokes, confirmed. Apparently available from October to April here. And less knobbly nowadays.

Marie said...

Yes, the smooth also threw me. I hate peelng the little buggers. But I'll keep an eye open for this version. It's not as bad as square watermelons, though.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-square-watermelon/