Growing Jicama In The UK
Can you grow Jicama in the UK? The answer is yes as long as we get a long season which we have done over the last few years. You will need to start the seeds early i.e. early spring on a window sill inside them move on the 6-inch pots using John Ines’s soil-based compost again inside. This is so that the plant reaches a good size when you plant them outside in larger containers once the risk of frost has passed.
Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus) is a root vegetable native to Mexico and Central America, and it is not commonly grown in the UK. However, it can be grown in a greenhouse or indoors in containers, as it requires a long, warm growing season. Jicama plants prefer warm temperatures between 21-29°C and will need regular watering, especially during dry spells.