Jicama pk/50

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SKU JA1-50
Availability: In Stock
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4 to 7 months. Pacchyrhizus erosus. Open Pollinated. Plant produces tall climbing vines and a white turnip shaped root that tastes like water chestnuts. The large tuberous roots can be eaten raw or cooked and are used as a source of starch. The Jicama plant is a vine which grows to a length of 20 feet or more. The roots are light brown in color, and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Most of those on the market will weigh between three to five pounds. Only one root forms per plant. Also known as the Mexican potato and Yam Bean. Store in cool dry place after harvest. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. A variety from Dzan, Yucatan, Mexico. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 438902.

Lot No: 090116

Germination: 75%

Test Date: 03/17

Seeds Per Pound: 2,000

Plant Height: Up to 20 ft vine

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Planting Instructions: Soak seeds overnight in warm water (8 to 15 hours). Plant seeds 1" deep every 2 ½ feet. Requires sunny area in garden and allow room for vines to spread.

Soil Facts: Requires a well prepared soil. Use general purpose fertilizer when preparing soil. Seeds require warmth to germinate.

Germination: 12-18 days at 70°F

Tips: Use Root Crops Alive and RootBlast for larger plants and higher yields.

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