Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Pachyrhizus ahipa.
Division of the root tubers in the autumn. Store the roots in a cool but frost-free place over the winter, planting them into pots in the greenhouse in early spring and planting them out after the last expected frosts. Give the plants some protection, such as a cloche, until they are growing away well.Cuttings.
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Sometimes cultivated for its edible root in the Andes, this plant is not frost hardy but could possibly be grown as a summer crop in cool temperate zones. There are some named varieties. When grown for its root the flowers should be removed, this is thought to increase the size of roots by up to 100%. The plant is day-neutral and so is much more likely to produce tubers in this country than the related jicama, Pachyrrizus tuberosus. It has produced good yields when grown in a greenhouse in Denmark. A faster-maturing plant than the jicama, it flowers in about 10 weeks from seed and the root is harvested after 5 - 6 months.This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.
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