Sunchokes are Jerusalem Artichoke that have been grown for several years in a plot with more than 100 pounds of sunchokes at the Old Westbury Garden. The root resembles a ginger shape and potato. It also tastes like chestnut with crunchiness and the bottom of lettuce when eaten raw, with skin or without the skin peeled
The Old Westbury Garden, here on our own campus, is where we will be growing the sunchokes.
Sunchokes are grown all year round. We plan to grow them here at the Old Westbury Garden. Sunchoke is a beautiful plant that grows up to 10 feet, has a smaller flower but similar to sunflowers with fuzzy stems.