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Molokai Purple Sweet Potato
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  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato (PRE-ORDER)
  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato (PRE-ORDER)
  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato
 
  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato (PRE-ORDER)
  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato (PRE-ORDER)
  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato (PRE-ORDER)
  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato (PRE-ORDER)
  • Molokai Purple Sweet Potato

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Sweet Potato, Molokai Purple (3 Plants, Ships April-June) (PL115) $9.00

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Sweet Potato, Molokai Purple (3 Plants, Ships April-June)

         
 
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Purple-fleshed type that is a locally-developed, signature type on the islands, but seldom offered elsewhere. Much higher in antioxidants than orange-fleshed types. Very sweet-fleshed and creamy, with overtones of chestnut in the flavor. Perfect as-is when baked or roasted, needing no further adornment. Deep purple flesh and skins. 3 plants. We are super excited to be offering a selection of live plants, these are produced for us by tissue culture, a natural process that produces plants that are generally high-quality and disease free. We have some stunning new food crops in our plant listing, we hope you will try some of the exciting rare plants we offer this year. Pre-order now, as supplies on some these will be limited. The plants we ship are small, but sturdy, and we offer a 30 day guarantee on live plants. Most plants will be 6”-12” in height. Plants will ship as available after the first of April to the end of June. We will ship orders to southern zones first. No guaranteed delivery dates. No orders shipped outside of the USA. No Extra shipping costs, just pay our regular $3.50. (PRE-ORDER PLANTS WILL SHIP AFTER APRIL 1, 2017)

 
Sweet Potato, Molokai Purple (3 Plants, Ships April-June)
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MERRYMEDIC
Location:
SALINA, OK, United States
Date:
January 2, 2017
          5.0
 
Gorgeous Abundance
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Gorgeous, prolific abundance!

What are the cons? Should have bought more!

Review:

I planted these plants in straw bales and was completely astonished on how the sprawling vines overtook my entire garden. They were beautiful vines with leaves having purple hues. I had never grown sweet potatoes before so I patiently waited until I heard others harvesting their's. I stuck my hand into the straw bales and grasped potatoes the size of a skinny cucumber so I waited a little longer to harvest. When we finally separated the straw bales I was in complete shock at the huge potatoes within. One was the size of a football and others a S shape and 1.5 feet long. I wound up with a huge amount of these purple beauties that remained very deep purple when cooked. I've seen reviews that said they were hard to peel, but I found just running them under cold water and using a clean dish scratcher the skin came right off. In the grooves I used a new stiff toothbrush to remove the skin. They do cook much faster than regular potatoes so we've learned to start them first when combining.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie
Location:
Palm Bay, FL, United States
Date:
December 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Katie
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Huge potatoes!!

What are the cons? none

Review:

These were one of the first things I ever planted in my garden and they were so easy to grow. All I did was plant the slips in some sandy soil and give them a little water each day and they flourished! The vines quickly overgrew my 4x2ft raised bed. We have had warmth in Florida into December, so I left them in the ground longer than the approximate 120 days because the plants were still very green and healthy. I just pulled them out and was in shock. I had two football sized potatoes that weighed about 8 lbs a piece! Plus all the other regular sized potatoes that were in there as well. I dug a small one up about three weeks previous and I taste tested that one today. It has such a delicious, unique flavor. Its like a combo of a sweet potato and a regular potato. Kind of sweet with almost a hint of bacon flavor. It really doesn't even need butter or salt on it. The purple color after being cooked is absolutely gorgeous. I love these and I can't wait to bake with them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
nathansmithusa
Location:
Athens, AL, United States
Date:
December 11, 2016
          4.0
 
Molokai Purple
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy growing

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I ordered 6 slips and all were healthy upon arrival. I'm not a seasoned gardener and like to try different things. Let me tell you, these Molokai were different, but different doesn't mean bad. Not at all. Northern Alabama experienced a prolonged drought this summer and I did quite a bit of hose watering. Still the plants and soil got pretty dry between watering, but they grew like crazy. The runners spread out so far, that several times I had to gather them together and push them back on top of themselves. Those 6 slips yielded well over 100lbs of fruit, big ones, too. The largest is over 10lbs, and most of them are 15-24 inches long. We roasted a smaller one and with a bit of butter, it was delicious. Nutty tasting and nothing like the orangeish sweet potatoes I'm used to. Very meaty and heavy filling if that makes sense. We're going try a casserole today. The big question is, what in the world are we going to do with 100lbs of purple sweet potatoes?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katy
Location:
Arlington, TX, United States
Date:
November 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

This plant is amazing. First of all, the slips were gorgeous and very healthy. I planted late April, and pulled up after first frost in November. I planted them in a HUGE garden bed I made that is 4x6 ft, and about 3 1/2 feet deep. Let me tell you.... I got 56 lbs of sweet potatoes off these 3 slips. Most I dug up were at least 2 feet down. It took me 2 hrs to harvest them all. On top of that, the bugs NEVER touched them, and I did not water the plant whatsoever for about the last 2 months or so. Also, the greens are totally edible and delicious. Just a tiny bit bitter, but to me tasted like a cross between spinach and pumpkin. The greens took over a 12x10 ft area. Just incredible. The sweet potato is on the dry side and has an earthy flavour. A lot of different cultures boil these kinds instead of roast because theyre dry. Either way, delicious and EXTREMELY low maintenance.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chefwalt at Laurel Virginia
Location:
Henrico, VA, United States
Date:
November 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Shocking November surprise
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, easy to prepare

What are the cons? Hard to peel

Review:

A few days ago the first frost hit my vegetable garden, which turned the sweet potato leaves dark and wilted. This is when I decided to take a look underneath. I could not believe my eyes what I dug up! Very large tubers appeared, the size I had never seen before. The largest was 2.5 lbs and the next one 2-1/4#. All together 3 plants produced a heaping bucket full.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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