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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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Item number
PAC02
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
10
Brand:
magic garden seeds
Botanical name:
cacara bulbosadolichos articulatuspachyrhizus erosusrobynsia lobatastizolobium domingensetaeniocarpum 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 cmCreeper / vine
Root system :
Taproot
Flower colour:
VioletWhite
Location:
Partially shadySun
Water requirements:
Water moderately
Lifecycle :
AnnualPerennial
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilMarch
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:
jicamaknollenbohneyambohne
English names:
manioc peamexican turnipyam bean

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