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Beans: Pachyrhizus erosus 'Jicama'

Botanical name: Pachyrhizus erosus 'Jicama'

Common name: bean

also known as (yam bean, 'Mexican Turnip')

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Beans: Pachyrhizus erosus 'Jicama'

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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

poisonous, climber, fall interest, edible

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description for "Beans: Pachyrhizus erosus 'Jicama'"

A lot of space and time will be needed for this vine bean variety. Reaching heights of up to 20' this plant has a growing period between 4-7 months. Plant early in all zones but will be more prolific in warm tropical zones. This odd bean, will produce white turnip shaped roots wrapped in a light brown skin, that taste like waterchestnuts. These edible roots can weigh up to 20 pounds each, with every plant producing just one root. These can be eaten cooked or raw and should be stored in a cool dry place after harvest. Please note the seeds and the pods are poisonous but also not the part of plant that is ingested. Maturity is 4-7 months. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Originated in North America

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