Yam Bean

Pachyrhizus erosus


Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

$1.25
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Yam Bean

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.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)
Row Spacing: 90cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil.
Plant Spacing: 20cm
Hardiness: Frost tender
Days to Maturity/flowering: 150-200 days
*Notes: Keep vine trimmed and remove all flowers and pods to allow plant to put more energy into developing tubers.

(Product number: G6-10)
Seeds per gram: 6 seeds


SKU G6-10
Botanical name: Pachyrhizus erosus
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 10 seeds
Seeds per gram: 6

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