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Silver Creek Nursery Ltd.

Stampede Sunchoke

Stampede Sunchoke

Species: Helianthus tuberosus, Sunchokes are also known as Jerusalem Artichokes or J Chokes

History: Stampede apparently originated on a reserve in northern Ontario where indigenous peoples had been cross-breeding the earliest flowering sunchokes they could find. They succeeded with Stampede which is an early flowering and ripening variety. In 1978, only two tubers were sent to Johnny's Selected Seeds in Maine, producing enough tubers by the end of the year that the nursery was able to introduce the new variety commercially in 1979.

Why We Grow It: Stampede is an extremely productive variety and produces relatively large, if somewhat knobby, white tubers. Like other sunchokes, Stampede can be prepared and eaten in a variety of ways, similar to the many ways you can use a potato! The early flowering and ripening time of this variety is great for anyone with a limited growing season.

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use:

Fruit Size: Large

Storage: Keeps a few months when stored in cool, humid conditions


Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone:

Soil Preference: Prefer loose, well-drained, fertile soils that are slightly acidic but adaptable to most kinds of soils

Flowering Time: Summer - Late

Bloom Colour: Yellow

Pollination Requirements:

Sun/Shade Requirements:

General Growth Habits:

Plants reach 8-12ft tall, tubers tend to grow in a clump, very productive. Not generally bothered by pests or diseases. Flowers late August to September. Harvest October to December, but best after one or two lights frosts.

Shipping vs. Pick Up

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our bareroot perennial vegetables are sold as root crowns or tubers and will often have little to no vegetative growth on them. Depending on the plant, you may receive one or two root chunks, crowns, or tubers per order. The size varies significantly between species.

Like with our other plants, we recommend planting our perennial vegetables dormant so the transplanting process is less stressful on them. As a result, they may not look like much when you receive them but they tend to start growing fairly quickly.

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