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milesdt Pulaski, GA Anybody know anything about growing jicama? I am in zone 8/9 borderline coastal GA. Does Jicama need summer heat or winter cool to grow?
SusanKC Shawnee Mission, KS (Zone 6a) No. I look at the instructions a while back and decided that we were too far north for it.
Here is an article on the web for CA with references. http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/pubs/brochures/Jicama.html
You might also post over on the Georgia or California forums to see if anyone there has grown it.
HoneybeeNC Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b) I've never grown jicama, although it sounds familiar. I lived for 30+ years in South Florida (zone 10) and I think it grew there.
Here's a link to the Rare Fruit Council - Palm Beach Chapter. I purchased lots of tropical fruit trees from them during the years I lived in Palm Beach County.
They might be able to answer your question.
bellieg Virginia Beach, VA I love Jicama. they are plentiful in Hawaii and Mexico. i thnik you plant the seed and is harvested as a root crop.
milesdt Pulaski, GA I did some more research on growing jicama. I learned that most of the jicama available in the US was grown in Mexico. That's because Jicama needs nearly 9 months of warm weather to grow large roots. The only places in the US where that might be a possibility are southernmost CA, TX and FL. For the most part, it's considered "not feasible" for the US. It sounds like it would be too much trouble, so I'll just stick to my usual. Thanks for your comments.
behillman Plantersville, TX (Zone 9a) I would like to raise banana's & I was wondering if anyone has had success with fruiting any bananas or if it is only for south america to grow.
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