Yam Bean

Pachyrhizus erosus Open Pollinated

  • Also known as "Jicama" or "Mexican Turnip".

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Yam Bean' seeds

Pachyrhizus erosus

  • Also known as "Jicama" or "Mexican Turnip".

Tropical legume vine grown for its tuber. Texture is crisp and similar to water-chestnuts with a slightly sweet flavour. Can be eaten fresh or cooked. The root is the only edible part of this plant, flowers & beans are toxic and should NOT be consumed. Also known as "Jicama" or "Mexican Turnip". Long frost -free growing season required to produce large tubers.

Seeds per gram: 6
Product code: G6-10

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)
Germination 3-21 days @ 21-29°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing 90cm
Plant Spacing 20cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 150-200 days

*Notes: Keep vine trimmed and remove all flowers and pods to allow plant to put more energy into developing tubers.


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Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $8.99
Express Delivery $15.00

BULK seed, garden supplies, tools, or accessories -

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Express Delivery

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(Calculated by weight)
Live Plants - Live plants Capped rate of $10.00

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.


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