Pachyrhizus erosus, Yam Bean, Jicama

Pachyrhizus erosus

Yam Bean, Jicama
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Mexico
Plant with caudexSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersPoisonous or toxicEdible plant

The vines will climb for five meters, the eatable caudex grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are deep violet to white. More often, roots are round and beet-shaped with a distinctive taproot. The edible portion is the starchy root , which is eaten raw or cooked.

Pachyrhizus erosus, Yam Bean, Jicama

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