Re: [gardeners] In the Garden - January 4, 1999

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 10:50:05 -0500

George wrote, in part:

>The chile plants and uncovered tomatoes bit the dust last night as did
>the jicama. Good news on the jicama, my unusual stuff to grow in 1998,
>got fruits, veggies, or whatever they are. Scratched around yesterday
>and found several jicama that are big as softballs. Guess the plant is a
>viable grower for this zone (9B), which is good as we like them sliced
>thin in stir fry and also in salads. Not bad just as a crunchy to eat.


Jicamas are one of those things we northerners see in the stores but I
haven't the slightest idea of how they grow.  When you say "scratched
around...and found... jicama," does this mean they grow underground?

Linda (too frozen to look up the answer)

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5