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Jicama pk/50
Jicama JA1-50_Base

Jicama pk/50

Loyalty Points: 70
SKU JA1-50
$3.75 $3.50
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Mexico Mexico
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150 days. Pacchyrhizus erosus. Open Pollinated. The 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 that 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 3 to 5 pounds. Only one root forms per plant. Store in a cool dry place after harvest. Also known as the Mexican potato and Yam Bean. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer’s markets, and market growers. A variety from Dzan, Yucatan, Mexico. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 438902.

Note: The seeds, pods, stems, flowers, and leaves are poisonous! Only use the tasty roots.

Lot No: 17257

Germination: 80%

Test Date: 10/20

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 one to two weeks after the last frost in your area. Wait to plant the seeds until the soil has warmed up in your garden. Jicama requires at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day so select a sunny area in the garden and allow room for vines to spread.

Soil Facts: Seeds require a well-prepared soil. Use general purpose fertilizer when preparing the soil. Choose a location in the garden that has well-drained soil. Make sure the soil is alkaline with a pH over 7. You can test this easily with a commercial pH tester. Remember seeds require warmth to germinate, so plant in a sunny location and after the soil has warmed.

Germination: 12 - 18 days at 70°F

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

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