Jicama Stat Summary
Plant Spacing: 8-10" (203-254 mm)
Row Spacing: 24-36" (609-914 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/4" (6 mm)
Plants Per Person: 1
Soil Temperature: °F (°C)
Days to Emergence:
Recommended Soil PH:
Earliest Outdoor Planting: After Last Frost
Can direct seed outdoors
Can seed indoors
Prepare soil containing planting soil, perlite or vermiculite and a little peat moss. Scatter seeds on top of potting soil, cover with 1/4 inch mix; water thoroughly. When plants are about 3 inches tall, plant in garden 8 to 10 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.
Sow seeds directly into garden after all danger of frost gone. Speed germination by soaking seeds of jicama in lukewarm water for 24 hours; cover in shallow water to loosen the hard seed coating. Place seed in a small hole about 1/3 inch into loose, fertile, organically rich soil that is moist and warm; cover with soil and tamp down. When area becomes dry, sprinkle water over planted area so soil is moist.
Fertilize regularly with a general fertilizer. Remove flowers when you first see them to encourage root production.
Harvesting and Storing Jicama
Brush off soil from the lifted tubers, gently washing or soaking them in water to remove attached mud clumps. Allow the tubers to air dry fully before storing in a cool dry location, between 50 and 65 degrees F, before using them in a culinary recipe
Jicama Insect and Disease Information
Jicama Yield Information
No yield information for Jicama.
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