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True Jicama

True Jicama

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You will get 5 seeds of True Jicama for planting.

True Jicama is a unique and flavorful vegetable that adds a distinct taste to any dish. It has a crunchy texture and sweet flavor that makes it an excellent addition to salads, tacos, and other dishes. Native to Mexico, True Jicama is a member of the bean family and can be eaten raw or cooked. The plant is easy to grow from seed and requires minimal maintenance once established.

Latin Name: Pachyrhizus erosus

Here's how you can grow True Jicama from seed:

• Start by selecting a sunny spot with well-draining soil.
• Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep in the soil and keep the soil moist until they germinate, which usually takes two to three weeks.
• When the plants are 2-3 inches tall, thin them out so they are spaced 8-10 inches apart.
• Water regularly and fertilize when needed.
• Harvest when the tuberous roots reach 3-4 inches in diameter.

True Jicama is a low maintenance plant that thrives in full sun and sandy, loamy soil with good drainage. It prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). The plant should be watered regularly during the growing season but not overwatered as this can cause root rot. Fertilize your plants every few weeks with a general purpose fertilizer for best results.

True Jicama is an annual plant that will die back after producing its edible tubers. To ensure a continuous harvest, it’s important to replant new seeds each year. This will also help prevent disease as older plants can become more susceptible to pests and diseases over time.

True Jicama is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and other essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also low in calories and fat-free making it a great choice for those looking to maintain a healthy diet. Enjoy True Jicama raw or cooked in salads, tacos, soups, stews, stir-fries, and more!

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