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Jicama or Yam Bean (25 seeds) (AB105) $3.00

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Jicama or Yam Bean

         
 
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(Pachyrhizus erosus) 120 days. Long vines can grow twenty feet long and produce delicious tubers. These have become very popular in the last few years. Very long season; these must be started very early in all areas except the deep South. Caution: The seeds and pods are poisonous, Only use the tasty roots.
 
Jicama or Yam Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Anthony
Location:
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Date:
October 3, 2018
          1.0
 
Grows Too Slowly for 4B
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Foliage

What are the cons? Grows Slower than Competitors

Review:

I planted a few seeds indoors in March as an experiment. The plants grew slow, but steady, until the risk of frost passed (mid-May). Once outdoors, growth slowed and neighboring plants out-competed vines for sunlight. I might try again in the future in a more open spot.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Uncle Matt
Location:
Bloomington, IN, United States
Date:
August 13, 2018
          4.0
 
The Key is HEAT
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Love eating Jicama!

What are the cons? Figuring out how to grow it

Review:

We love Jicama freshly sliced or cooked for 25min at 375. Last yr, our 1st yr growing it, we started in a temp controlled room w/ heating pads. They grew well, vining 18 inches or so. Transplanted outside the vines basically whither. We expected nothing, feeling disappointed ??. While cleaning up the garden bed at the end of the season, we found 2 glorious Jicama. Not big, maybe softball size. SUCCESS! Though they were much smaller and less tasty than store bought.??????? This year we started them the same way & took 3 from there into the hoop house. 2 have ?perished? While 1 is alive, having taken off, STRONG LIKE BULL. ???????? Anyways, the point. We started closing the hoop house because Jicama likes heat. As do peppers ?? & other plants. In 3 days I measured 6inches of growth. Jicama need hot temps! That’s the point?! I’ll update once we dig them up as to production & size

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

39 out of 44 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heidi
Location:
Pleasant View, CO, United States
Date:
January 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Taste
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, and beautiful flowers

What are the cons? Splits easy

Review:

We live at around 7000' here in Colorado and the seasons can be very short and unpredictable here. We have always loved growing unusual things and love that Baker Creek has so many unusual plants to choose from. We were excited to try the jicama but knew it would be a little iffy at our location. We started seed in early March and then transplanted them out into our high tunnel around the end of April. The first year we grew them (we had started them later then we do now) I was disappointed at first as the plants never got very big. I was surprised though when early fall I stuck my finger in the ground and found a nice sized jicama underneath. The next year we started them earlier and they grew larger and produced two to three jicamas per plant that averaged around two pounds each. These have now become part of our staple crop for market and it is awesome to be able to finally taste a homegrown jicama! Very sweet, juicy and crisp! They do split easy with over watering though.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

32 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lehua
Location:
Haiku, HI, United States
Date:
April 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Success in Hawaii
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Pest and disease free

What are the cons? Long growing cycle

Review:

I really enjoyed my jicama patch last year, and have just planted a new patch this month. The vines grew vigorously on a trellis, and I enjoyed about 20 jicimas from about a 15 foot bed, that were mostly about the size of a grapefruit. I harvested one every day, and we ate them raw in a salad at lunch every day until they were gone. Loved them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

20 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jgardner
Location:
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Date:
December 30, 2015
          4.0
 
short season success
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? flower is beautiful

What are the cons? germination issues

Review:

Had a hard time with germination but once they got going they grew great. We have around a 170 day growing season, that can be shortened by our unpredictable weather in the fall and spring. Planning on growing double this next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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