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Preserving Food Safely - 01600809


     To  obtain  the maximum yield of Jerusalem  artichokes,
wait  until late fall when the leaves of the plant begin  to
die  before harvesting the tubers.   Store tubers in a  cool
place (32 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) embedded  in  moist sand
to keep the humidity high.  If  the  humidity  is  not  kept
high, the tubers will shrivel.                              

     Jerusalem  artichokes  may be left in the  ground  over
winter.   Mulch  heavily so that the ground doesn't  totally
freeze.  Dig up tubers as needed.                           

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