I also finally flowered a yacon here! I’ve been growing Yacon now for 10 years, my first harvest here was on 28th October 2006 and I was pleased that I got 1/2 kg for each plant! I had got used to low yields on other South Americans like oca and ulluco when harvested in October, so this was a pleasant surprise!
This yacon was grown on the balcony outside in a large pot, was frosted 2 weeks ago, resulting in some leaf drop, but having moved it inside it has recovered and the flower bud has finally opened!
I’ve unsuccessfully tried growing figs in my old unheated greenhouse, overwintered in the cellar. Now, for the first time I’ve finally succeeded! This young Bornholm fig grown all year in an unheated bedroom has 4 figs and one was eaten today! Delicious!
I’m lucky that I have plenty of space in the house..so this unheated room is from now until Xmas harvest an indoor Andean root crop plantation – the ullucos got a bit too cold and have only a few surviving leaves but the ocas are looking good, staked up to maximise light exposure!