Re: [gardeners] Jicama

margaret lauterbach (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 06:54:51 -0700

At 05:47 PM 1/18/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Decided to go out and dig up one (1) jicama vine today. Did so and
>harvested seven pounds of dirt-free (I washed them) jicama root. I
>shudder to think what lies under the other 7 vines. They weren't all
>nice little balls like you buy in the store, some were elongated like
>sweet potatoes, and others were huge lumpy things. Now I gotta figure
>out how to eat or give away all of this before they a)rot, b) start
>growing again. I had no idea I could grow such huge jicama root in one
>season here in Zone 9b.
How early did you plant them, George?  I wonder if you couldn't slice them
thinly and dehydrate them for jicama chips?  Margaret L