. Boddington's quality bulbs, seeds and plants / Arthur T. Boddington.. Nursery Catalogue. BODDINGTON'S ^A^CltlPl/ SEEDS 65 Heliantl '^'^ wonderful new winter vegetable. The greatest ad- •' dition to the vegetable kingdom for many years. A complete substitution in taste for fresh asparagus. Yields half as much again as the potato. Description.—Helianti is a hybrid of the sunflower family. It attains a height of lo feet or more, is very ornamental with its deep ffreen fohage and produces an abundance of bright yellow flowers, its important economic use, however, is the edible root tubers. It h

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. Boddington's quality bulbs, seeds and plants / Arthur T. Boddington.. Nursery Catalogue. BODDINGTON'S ^A^CltlPl/ SEEDS 65 Heliantl '^'^ wonderful new winter vegetable. The greatest ad- •' dition to the vegetable kingdom for many years. A complete substitution in taste for fresh asparagus. Yields half as much again as the potato. Description.—Helianti is a hybrid of the sunflower family. It attains a height of lo feet or more, is very ornamental with its deep ffreen fohage and produces an abundance of bright yellow flowers, its important economic use, however, is the edible root tubers. It h
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. Boddington's quality bulbs, seeds and plants / Arthur T. Boddington.. Nursery Catalogue. BODDINGTON'S ~^A^CltlPl/ SEEDS 65 Heliantl '^'^ wonderful new winter vegetable. The greatest ad- •' dition to the vegetable kingdom for many years. A complete substitution in taste for fresh asparagus. Yields half as much again as the potato. Description.—Helianti is a hybrid of the sunflower family. It attains a height of lo feet or more, is very ornamental with its deep ffreen fohage and produces an abundance of bright yellow flowers, its important economic use, however, is the edible root tubers. It has been found absolutely unaffected by extreme heat and by severest cold, and it, therefore, can be grown in any part of this continent. It will thrive in any kind of soil—from the wettest to the driest—but it responds quickly to generous treatment, and it should be grown in good garden soil for best results. The Culture.—Is very easy; plant the tubers in the spring in rows about 3 feet apart each way, and hill the plants up once before laying them by. The Harvest and Storage are just as simple. After the stems have become dry in late fall, plow the tubers up just like potatoes and store them in a pit like sweet pota- toes, or in a cellar or barn, covering them with a layer of moist sand. Where winters are not so severe, the tubers may be even left in the field and dug as needed. In that case a light mulch- ing is advisable. If any tubers should dry out in storage, the soaking in water for a few hours will spon restore their fresh appearance and taste. The Taste of Helianti is rather difficult to define. It has been pretty well described as resembling somewhat that of French artichokes, and then again of asparagus, with a distinct fla- vor of mushrooms. There is not the least doubt that Helianti will soon be one of the most popular vegetables in this country, as it has already made its place in many countries of Europe, be- cause itcombines easy digestibility with goo

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