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Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus)

Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus)
Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus) #0 Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus) #1
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2.76 € *
apx. $3.28
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4 €
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in stock
Item number
PAC02
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Cacara bulbosa, Dolichos articulatus, Pachyrhizus erosus, Robynsia lobata, Stizolobium domingense, Taeniocarpum articulatum
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Description

Culitivated in pre-Columbian times, the jícama bean has persevered and found its way into many of todays Mexican dishes, raw as well as cooked. In Malaysia the mild white fruit is eaten with fermented prawn sauce. The seeds are toxic.

10 Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow early spring indoors. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears and plant them out after the last expected frosts. Climbing plant.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Fabaceae
Plant height approx.:
150–350 cm, Creeper / vine
Root system :
Taproot
Flower colour:
Violet, White
Location:
Partially shady, Sun
Water requirements:
Water moderately
Lifecycle :
Annual, Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Sowing depth:
2 – 3 cm
Best germination temperature :
20 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
7 – 21
Planting distance approx.:
30 x 30 cm
Maturation time (days):
120 – 150

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Jicama, Knollenbohne, Yambohne
English names:
Manioc pea, Mexican Turnip, Yam bean

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