At one of the recent meetings of the National Horticultural Society of France, M. Chappellier exhibited tubers of this new esculent from Japan, which is of the easiest possible cultivation, and which may be planted at any season of the year. Two or three tufts yield sufficient tubers for a dish. They contain no starch, but instead of it the substance known as inulin, the main constituent of Jerusalem Artichokes. It is to be hoped we may soon have an opportunity of testing the value of the plant here, for if all be true that is said concerning it, it will be valuable for cottagers. - Gardeners' Chronicle.