Jicama
Jicama

Jicama

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3150-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Oct 20 and Oct 25. * ETA for USA only

Jicama

Pachyrhizus erosus

 Jicama is a dense, mildly sweet, hearty vegetable with a pleasing crunch. It's a popular ingredient in many cuisines, like Mexican, and goes well with a wide range of dishes. Toss it in a salad or add it to a soup by slicing or shredding it. Crispy and sweet

1 jicama-food serving is 23.25 oz and contains 250 calories.

There is no fat, there is no cholesterol, sodium deficiency regulator, Potassium, 128 percent of the daily fiber intake is recommended Vitamin C is recommended to be taken at a dose of 221 percent per day. An Iron-rich food for us.

  Growing jicama,  or Yam Bean, is a lot like growing pole beans, except you eat the root and every other part of the plant is poisonous. We have had so so luck with them in a Fall planting here in Tampa, if the winter is mild. Where they really shine, is during our long days of summer.  These really do take 5 months and need to soak up all the Sun they can get.  Not sure if it'll work but we are attempting to leave some of the tubers in the ground to see if they resprout in the Spring and grow more tubers without seeding. Will let you know. (3/17/21)

approx. 2000 seeds in a pound

Days to germination

 12-18 days mostly

Days to maturity

About 150 days 

Life cycle

Perennial

Plant time

March, April, and May in the southern hemisphere.

Spacing

12-15 inches

Sun

Full sun because its a tropical plant

Soil temperature

70-85 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.5-8.0

Height

3-6ft

Harvest

Autumn

 

Jicama

Pachyrhizus erosus

 Jicama is a dense, mildly sweet, hearty vegetable with a pleasing crunch. It's a popular ingredient in many cuisines, like Mexican, and goes well with a wide range of dishes. Toss it in a salad or add it to a soup by slicing or shredding it. Crispy and sweet

1 jicama-food serving is 23.25 oz and contains 250 calories.

There is no fat, there is no cholesterol, sodium deficiency regulator, Potassium, 128 percent of the daily fiber intake is recommended Vitamin C is recommended to be taken at a dose of 221 percent per day. An Iron-rich food for us.

  Growing jicama,  or Yam Bean, is a lot like growing pole beans, except you eat the root and every other part of the plant is poisonous. We have had so so luck with them in a Fall planting here in Tampa, if the winter is mild. Where they really shine, is during our long days of summer.  These really do take 5 months and need to soak up all the Sun they can get.  Not sure if it'll work but we are attempting to leave some of the tubers in the ground to see if they resprout in the Spring and grow more tubers without seeding. Will let you know. (3/17/21)

approx. 2000 seeds in a pound

Days to germination

 12-18 days mostly

Days to maturity

About 150 days 

Life cycle

Perennial

Plant time

March, April, and May in the southern hemisphere.

Spacing

12-15 inches

Sun

Full sun because its a tropical plant

Soil temperature

70-85 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.5-8.0

Height

3-6ft

Harvest

Autumn