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Yacon “Pear of the Earth” Plant

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Yacon “Pear of the Earth” Plant is a unique and delicious addition to any garden. Order online now for a taste of this sweet and crunchy treat.

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Container Plant Container Friendly
Growing Zone 7B - 11B
Sunlight Full Sun
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Product Description

Yacon “Pear of the Earth”: Unique Sweetness

Culinary Purposes:

The Yacon “Pear of the Earth” plant is not commonly used for culinary purposes due to its unique sweet flavor and crisp texture. However, some people enjoy consuming its tuberous roots raw, similar to a fruit, for a refreshing and juicy snack. The roots can also be used in salads, stir-fries, or desserts for a touch of natural sweetness.

Medical Purposes

No Known Medical Purposes

What to Know About the Plant

The Yacon “Pear of the Earth” plant is characterized by its vibrant green leaves and tall, erect stems that can reach heights of up to 6 feet. The leaves are large and heart-shaped, adding a lush and tropical look to any garden. When the plant blooms, it produces small yellow flowers that attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The edible part of the plant is its tuberous roots, which are sweet and crunchy, resembling a cross between an apple and a water chestnut.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Integrating the Yacon “Pear of the Earth” plant into your fruitscape design offers a unique addition to your edible garden. This herbaceous plant pairs well with a variety of fruit trees such as citrus (e.g., lemon, lime, orange), adding a contrasting texture and flavor to your landscape. Berry plants like strawberries or raspberries can also coexist harmoniously with the Yacon plant, offering a blend of sweetness and tartness to your garden. Additionally, tropical plants like banana trees or pineapple plants can create a lush and exotic feel when combined with the Yacon plant, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your fruitscape.

Cold Hardy5°-10°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
Growing Zone7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B
Mature Height4-6 FT
Mature Width2-3 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing2-3 FT
SunlightFull Sun
Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Herbs & Veggies

Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so they’ll be handy when you need them.

Growing your own herbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender,  sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus.

Growing Guide

We do not currently have a growing guide for Herbs and Veggies.  We are working on this and will add it in the near future.  Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your plants, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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