This book is clearly intended for commercial growers as it speaks of tons and acres. It also reminded me of nothing so much as a term paper. Please don't misunderstand me: That's not bad, just different.
I learned a lot about Jerusalem Artichokes. They sound wonderful, but living in the Arizona desert, it convinced me not to plant here in the near future unless it's a small winter crop. Without this book I might have planted at the wrong time. If I were planning to grow this hardy plant commercially, I'd study this book because it's packed with info from planting to packaging and everything in between. But first do as the book suggests and make sure to have a market or buyer identified - that's great advice!
Jerusalem artichoke plants are grown for its edible nutritious tubers which are actually modified underground stems called ‘rhizomes’. Jerusalem artichoke tubers are high in potassium, iron, dietary fibers, niacin, thiamine, copper and phosphorus. Jerusalem artichoke plants are very easy to grow as they are very hardy plants and once roots are established on soil, they tend to grow vigorously with little nutrition and less care.
About the Author
Roby Jose Ciju is a professional horticulturist and founder of agrihortico.com, a website dedicated for gardening, horticulture and agribusiness technical info. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Masters degree in Horticulture, and Post Graduate Diploma in Agri-Supply Chain Management. Roby lives in Delhi NCR, capital region of India. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.