Dark red-orange skin with moist, sweet, orange flesh. Early, widely adapted, and produces a high percentage of marketable roots. Excellent choice for cool season areas.
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Latin Name: Ipomoea batatas
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Shipping Information & Notes
This product cannot be shipped to the following states:AE, AP, AS, CA, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
This product cannot be shipped to Canada
This product cannot be shipped outside the United States or Canada
NOTE: Not approved for certified organic production.
SHIPPING NOTES: You will receive bare-root "slips." Expect them to be wilted, dry, or pale in color from shipping. This is normal. Slips are very hardy and will still grow. If planting must be delayed by a few days, wrap the root end of the slips in moist paper towels, keeping the leaves and stems dry. Place upright and keep at room temperature, out of direct sunlight and wind. If planting must be delayed by a week or more, loosely plant the slips in sterile potting soil and keep soil moist; keep indoors or in a greenhouse. Gently lift out and separate slips when ready to plant. Sweet Potato slips are shipped weekly from late April through the end of May. You may choose your desired ship week, or slips will be sent at the appropriate planting time for your location (by USDA Plant Hardiness Zone). Plants are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service. Please provide a physical street address for large orders (no PO Boxes). We cannot ship slips to CA, outside the US, or to US territories.
CULTURE: Sweet Potatoes grow best in well-drained, sandy loam soil with a pH of about 6.5. You will receive bare-root "slips". Expect them to be wilted, dry, or pale in color from shipping. This is normal. If planting must be delayed, wrap the root end of the slips in moist paper towels, keeping the leaves and stems dry. Place upright and keep at room temp., out of direct sunlight and wind. Plant out as soon as danger of frost has passed, and soil temp. is at least 60°F (16°C). In cold regions, black plastic mulch may help to warm the soil and is recommended. Plant slips 3-4" deep in raised beds 10-18" apart in rows 36-60" apart. Keep well irrigated until plants are established. DISEASES: Avoid diseases such as scurf with crop rotation and by removing all plant debris after harvest. INSECT PESTS: Sweet potatoes are usually free from major insect attacks, but problems may arise from Japanese beetles, cutworms, wireworms, and sweet potato weevils (in southern U.S.) HARVEST: Dig roots in fall before hard frost and before soil temps. drop to 50°F (10°C). If plants get frosted, harvest as soon as possible - frost damage will travel from the plants down into the roots, and affect storage quality. STORAGE: Brush soil from roots and cure in a warm (85°F/29°C), dark, well-ventilated place for 4-7 days to toughen skin. Store at 60° (16°C), in a dark, humid place and avoid unnecessary handling.