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Days To Maturity : 280
Germination Days : 12-18
Planting Depth : 1
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 20
Spacing : 12
When To Plant : Early spring
When To Plant : Indoors
98 PKTs Available
Jicama VJI-3870

PKT

20
Seeds

Also called Mexican Yam and Mexican Turnip.

Jicama is a vine up to twenty feet long.

In warm winter areas it can be planted outdoors in the spring; otherwise it must be started indoors.

Needs 8-9 months to produce the sweet juicy crunchy roots that are the edible part. Needs sun, and rich moist soil.

Caution: the seeds and pods of jicama are poisonous!

BOTANICAL NAME: Pachyrhizus erosus

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Needs warmth, water and not too much nitrogen. Plant outdoors on last frost date in coastal and southern areas. In northern climates soak seed overnight and start indoors 4-8 weeks early. Transplant 6" apart in short-season areas or 12" apart in long-season areas. Best to provide a trellis for the vines which can get 10-15 feet long. For the best roots, pick off flowers. In warm winter areas it can be planted outdoors in the spring; otherwise it must be started indoors. Needs 8-9 months to produce the sweet, juicy, crunchy roots that are the edible part. It may need to be covered in cooler climates. The plants need sun, and rich moist soil.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 20 if started early inside, otherwise 36/ Spacing 12"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather


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on 12/31/14 by Stan

I wasnt sure if jicama would grow in NC but it did great. The seeds were started in cups during May and then transplanted to a 5x10 raised bed in June. Other than giving the vines something to climb on there was nothing else to do but watch them grow. The crop was harvested the first week in October and came out to over 140 pounds. Outstanding.