Jicama

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Jicama, called Mexican yam bean, or Mexican turnip, is a globe-shaped root vegetable with papery, golden-brown skin and a starchy white interior. It's white inside and tastes like an apple but not as sweet. Though it produces legume fruits they are typically removed to promote tuber growth. In Central America, jicama is often sold by street vendors and commonly eaten raw, and seasoned with lemon or lime juice and chili powder.

Species Jicama, True
Vegetable Size 8-12 inches in diameter

Days to Germinate

10-15

Days to Harvest

150

Germination Rate

85%

Test Date

7/20

Lifespan

Annual
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2021

 

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/2 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 70F temperature soil.

Within-Row Spacing  12-18 inches
Between-Row Spacing 30-36 inches

 

Nutrition Facts:
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 26 mg 1%
Potassium 989 mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 58 g 19%
Dietary fiber 32 g 128%
Sugar 12 g
Protein 4.7 g 9%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 221%
Calcium 7% Iron 22%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 15%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 19%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.