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Jicama

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant jicama.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors Start seeds outdoors Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors Plant spacing # plants per person
Jicama 3a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 3b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 4a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 4b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 5a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 5b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 6a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 6b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 7a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 7b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 8a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 8b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 9a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 9b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Jicama 10a Jan. 1-15 After March 1 After Feb. 15 12 inches 1-2
Jicama 10b Jan. 1-15 After March 1 After Feb. 15 12 inches 1-2
Jicama 11a 4-6 weeks before planting outdoors year-round year-round 12 inches 1-2
Jicama 11b 4-6 weeks before planting outdoors year-round year-round 12 inches 1-2

* Jicama is native to Mexico and Central America, and should only be grown in warmer climates. It needs at least 5 months of continuously warm weather in order to produce a tuber.