Jicama growing 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.
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Requirements for 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 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: