Jicama grow and care – geophyte that grows as climber of the genus Pachyrhizus also known as Mexican yam. Jicama perennial plant but in cold area not survive the cold of the winter, can grow in tropical, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 12+ as perennial, 7 as annual.
Leaves color green in heart shape
Flower color blue or white depend on the verity, fruit looks like a bean it poisonous.
Bulb edible Yellowish white with light brown shell, usually a cone shapes the size usually 0.5 Kg but can be 10 kg. Grow in tropics or mediterranean climate.
Jicama for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow Jicama growing and care:
Frost free, trellising
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Tuber / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but possible
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Flooded, take a lot of place for the yield that it gives
Spring ( as annual) Spring to autumn (as perennial)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Better not to prune because it grows for the bulb
Size of the plant?
3-5 m, 10-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White or blue flowers
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning all the flower it’s week the bulb
Information about Jicama bulb:
Yellowish white bulb with light brown shell, usually a cone shape the size usually 0.5 Kg but can be 10 kg
When to pull up Jicama bulb:
Summer / Autumn
Uses of Jicama bulb:
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Geophyte, Herbaceous, Legumes, Vine
Plant Uses: Edible plants, Ground fixing plants, Hedging plants, Medical uses, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Flower colors: Blue flower, White flower
Harvest Season: Autumn Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible Parts: Edible Roots
Culinary uses: Cooked