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JICAMA Pacchyrhizus erosus

Sliced Jicama Tuber

A vine native to Mexico and grown for it edible tuberous roots that are also called yam beans.  Jicama looks similar to a turnip and can be used as an alternative to water chestnuts.  The creamy white flesh resembles raw potato or pear.  The flavour is sweet and starchy like apple or green beans, they are usually eaten raw with a dusting of salt and chilli powder and a squeeze of lemon or lime.

Warning:  The rest of this plant is poisonous, leave and seeds contain a toxin. 

Other Names: bengkuang, Yam Bean, Chinese potato, Chinese turnip, Mexican potato
PriceAvail.PropPotBuy Options 
$12.90 0 Seedling MT Email Me When Available In Production
Grown From Climate Height Frost tol. Pollination req'd Evergreen/Deciduous Harvest period
Seedling Subtropical 4-5 Sensitive No Semi-deciduous Winter
 

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Jicama, Yam Bean

It is good to add to a salad, crunchy and sweet. Buy a packet of seeds from the asian grocery shop and plant them, grows nicely in QLD. A vital ingredient in malaysian spring roll. | Grace Lim - Bundaberg, QLD 30-Dec-2013
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http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/Hort/Fmrs/Asian_veg/yambean.htm

http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Pachyrhizus/index.html