What are the pros? Gorgeous, prolific abundance!
What are the cons? Should have bought more!
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.
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