Growing Sweet Potatoes

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Ipomoea batatas

Seed

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes Plants

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: -
Ounces per square foot: 2
Minimum legal germination rate: -
Germination type:

Long Germination

Notes
Growing Sweet Potatoes is very easy,  but takes patience as they can take up to 238 days to mature.

Sweet potatoes are a tender, warm-weather root vegetable.

Sweet potatoes are native to Central and South America and are one of the most important staple food crops in tropical and subtropical countries where both the roots and shoots are eaten.

Sweet Potatoes are related to the Morning Glory that grows vines that will quickly cover the soil, rooting at the nodes along the way.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 9
In flat spacing (inches): -
Planting depth (inches): 3
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 2.5
Nutrient relationship:: Light Feeder,Low Nitrogen User

Harvest

Days to maturity: 182-238
Harvesting period (days): -
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .8

Cultural

Diseases: Black Rot, Fusarium Wilt, Scurf.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Army Cutworm, Cabbage Looper, Colorado Potato Beetle, Cutworm, Eastern Field Wireworm, Flea Beetle, Fourlined Plant Bug, Green Peach Aphid, Greenhouse Whitefly, Leafminer, Pea Aphid, Potato Leafhopper, Spider Mites, Striped Cucumber Beetle, Vegetable Weevil, Whitefringed Beetle

Varieties

Beauregard, Bunch Porto Ricos, Carolina Bunch, Centennial, Excel, Garnet, Georgia Jet, Hernandez, Jewel, Kotobuki, Nancy Hall, New Jewel, O'Henry, Porto Rican, Red Jewel, Regal, Southern Delite, Sumor, Vardaman, Yellow Jersey

 

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