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Jicama or Yam Bean (25 seeds) (AB105) $2.50

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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, but the small pods are cooked in the Philippines.
 
Jicama or Yam Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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20 out of 23 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

20 out of 20 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

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14 out of 14 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

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33 out of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nicole
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Date:
September 16, 2014
          5.0
 
Jicama growing in Georgia
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow for a beginner

What are the cons? none

Review:

I am in Atlanta,Georgia and I started my seeds using the papertowel method. It took maybe 2 weeks for them to germinate and open. Once they did I planted them. My plants never did vine like the description noted. They stayed quite small so I didn't think there would be anything when I pulled up one. I got one the size of a large turnip. It was crunchy,sweet and delicious. Sadly I only planted 4! I don't know what I was thinking about. Sigh.. well, until next year. I am hoping one of my plants go to seed. Will update if that happens.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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45 out of 46 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
moonmama
Location:
Tampa, FL
Date:
June 18, 2013
          5.0
 
Excellent root vegetable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? large root, easy to grow

What are the cons? long growing time, has vines

Review:

I loved this plant. It has an excellent flavor, reminiscent of apples. The texture is like water chestnuts. Every member loved these. My only regret is I grew too few. We are in Florida, and have a long season. I might not be able to grow this if my season was very short.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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