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I need a source for Mangel Beets and Jerusalem Artichokes, Abundant Life used to carry Mangel Beets, but I could not find them in their 2001 catalogue. Many thanks for your answer. Ronya Hammonds

-- Ronya Hammonds (, January 22, 2001


R.H. Shumway's has the Mangel Beets for sure and I know I ordered my Jerusalem Artichokes from them also, I just can't find it in the catalog at this moment.

-- diane (, January 22, 2001.

Jung's has mangel beet seeds, Mammoth Red, and I think they sell Jerusalem Artichokes.

-- Joy Froelich (, January 22, 2001.

We got our J. Artichoke's from Johnnny's Selected Seeds last year and they were very successful. Shumway's also carries J. Artichokes and I expect they are less expensive than Johnny's but I can't vouch for their quality. Frankly though, these nifty tubers grow like weeds so I would guess they are fine!

We have ordered Mangel seeds from Shumways but Jungs also carries them. Shumway's offers several varieties and will send instructions for home sugar production if you specify. Kim

-- kim (, January 22, 2001.

Many grocery stores around here carry Jerusalem Artichokes. I think you can just put them in the ground and they'll grow. Shumway's does have several types of mangel and sugar beets.

-- Laura Jensen (, January 23, 2001.

I've gotten some Jerusalem artichokes from Homestead Herbs (a small business run by a homesteading family). Write for their catalog since they don't have a phone (Homestead Herbs, Turner Rd. Oxford NY 13830). Also Henry Field's or Gurney's catalogs carry Jersusalem Artichokes. I put some in 3 years ago and they keep spreading and becoming more beautiful!

-- Barb (, January 23, 2001.

I have purchased Mangels thru Gurneys in the past. Try

-- Ken Norby (, January 28, 2001.

Hi Ronya. I've got lots of Jerusalem Artichokes, & would be glad to send you some when the ground thaws here (that's likely to be late March (maybe) or April. Or, better yet, will trade some tubers for a recipe that uses them. Sandy

-- Sandy in MN (, January 29, 2001.

Can mangel beets be hilled up like potatoes?

-- Bettie Ferguson (, February 01, 2001.

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