yacon (yah-CONE) is a delicious little tuber that is in our restore herbal tea. yacon basically looks like a potato, with a much sweeter taste. it reminds me of a fruity sugarcane.
yacon is related to the sunflower. the plant produces pretty, small daisy-like blossoms after the autumn equinox and is just as tall.
the organic grower who supplied our yacon had gopher problems, so our yacon is haulted. this means our restore tea is currently out of stock.
for the future, i have pre-ordered my own yacon tubers as well as plants from washington state growers, so that i can cultivate it myself.
if you're lucky enough to live close by you'll have to have some fresh after harvest!