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Jicama Seeds - Drought Resistant Mexican Turnip

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Jicama is a perennial root vegetable known for its adaptability to various soil conditions, making it an excellent choice for beginner gardeners. The tubers are excellent survival food because they have a long storage life of weeks to months. Jicama is ready to harvest when green leaves die back from the vine in fall to early winter. Harvest at 3-5 inches in diameter for excellent long-term storage. The leaves can serve as compost greens, contributing to a closed-loop, waste-free gardening system.

  • Versatile Culinary Use - Jicama roots have a white interior with a crunchy, starchy texture, similar to raw potatoes. The raw tubers are often cut into sticks that are seasoned with salsa, chili powder, lime, and salt. The fresh veggie is usually eaten raw, especially in salad, but can also be cooked in soups or stir-fries. Only the root is edible; jicama's seeds, flowers, and leaves are all toxic if ingested.
  • Drought-Resistant Vines - Jicama, also known as the Mexican Water Chestnut, Mexican Yam, or Mexican Turnip, is a hearty plant that grows well in heat and drought. The robust vines can grow 10-20 feet long, and produce high yields of starchy tubers. Its beautiful purple flowers attract garden pollinators like bees and butterflies. The leaves can serve as compost greens, contributing to a closed-loop, waste-free gardening system.

Heirloom Vegetable Seeds

All of our seeds are open-pollinated, non-GMO, heirloom varieties with tested germination rates

Specifications

  • Light
    Full Sun
  • Soil Temp for Germination
    70-80 Degrees F
  • Germination Time
    14-21 Days
  • Planting Depth
    1 Inch
  • Growing Instructions
    Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outside after all danger of frost is past. Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. Space plants 24-36 inches apart.
  • Seed Saving Instructions
    Allow the pods to dry on the plant before collection. Label and store for up to 2 years. Can also be grown from tubers with good success.

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  • Sustainable Living - Vegetable gardening is an essential foundation of a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Home-grown fruits and vegetables are generally more flavorful and nutritious than store-bought.
  • Easy to Grow - Seeds are packed in a beautiful paper packet with instructions for successful growing and germination in your own home garden. Each package also has instructions for saving seeds after harvest. Getting started is simple for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
  • Quality Seeds - Plant now or store for future growing seasons. These seeds will remain viable for years if stored in a cool dry location. Our safe, non-hybrid non-GMO heirloom seeds are always open-pollinated, naturally grown, untreated, and selected to ensure the best germination rates

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are heirloom seeds?

Heirloom seeds are the types of seeds your grandparents grew. These varieties have been passed down from generation to generation. They’re old reliable open-pollinated varieties that aren’t typically grown commercially. Instead, they have a rich history that predates modern breeding techniques.

You can learn more about open-pollinated, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds in our Survival Garden Training blog.

Where are Survival Garden Seeds sourced?

The majority of our seeds are sourced in the United States, with a few exceptions when the seed is difficult to source domestically. Whenever we do have to source outside of the US, we ensure our seeds are safe to grow, non-GMO varieties that meet our standards for germination and reliability.

Are your seeds treated?

No, we do not pre-treat our farmer seeds. All of our garden seeds for sale are untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO, and heirloom varieties. They are kept in temperature-controlled cooler storage until they are packed and shipped to keep them pest and disease-free.

In what zones can I grow your seeds?

The seeds in our collections are specifically chosen from varieties that can be successfully grown from Zone 3 to Zone 10 USDA Hardiness Zones. However, individual varieties have specific needs to thrive in different environments. Each seed pack has optimal temperatures for germination and instructions on seed starting. Consult local frost dates to plan your garden and get the most out of your seeds.

What is the shelf life of these gardening seeds?

Our seeds will generally last for 3-10 years if they are appropriately stored in a cool, dry place. However, we encourage you to grow your survival seeds within a year or two of purchase. This yields the best germination rates possible and also gives you more experience growing survival food now. At the end of the growing season, follow the instructions on the back of each packet for saving seeds for future gardens. These new seeds for survival will be more adapted to thrive in the growing conditions where you are.

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Jicama Seeds - Drought Resistant Mexican Turnip

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Jicama is a perennial root vegetable known for its adaptability to various soil conditions, making it an excellent choice for beginner gardeners. The tubers are excellent survival food because they have a long storage life of weeks to months. Jicama is ready to harvest when green leaves die back from the vine in fall to early winter. Harvest at 3-5 inches in diameter for excellent long-term storage. The leaves can serve as compost greens, contributing to a closed-loop, waste-free gardening system.

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