The surprising facts about Jerusalem Artichokes, (Helianthus tuberosus) a.k.a. Sunchokes, are that they are native to North America and belong to the sunflower family. They aren’t related to artichokes and didn’t originate in Jerusalem, but their edible tubers do have a slight artichokey flavor. This fall we have been enjoying a tasty harvest of Jerusalem Artichokes from our home garden. We planted a few tubers last spring as a trial, and we are now happily reaping the rewards of an abundance of tubers to enjoy through the winter.