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

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Sweet Potato, Okinawan Purple (3 Plants, Ships April-June) (PL117) $9.00

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

         
 
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 (Ipomoea batatas) Descended from the first sweet potatoes to reach Japan, prior to 1500. The purple coloration is connected with the high anthocyanin content. This one is documented to contain more of the potent anti-oxidant than even blueberries! Ivory-colored skin, brilliant purple flesh. 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, Okinawan Purple (3 Plants, Ships April-June)
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kathy G
Location:
Tampa, FL, United States
Date:
January 2, 2017
          5.0
 
Sweet Potato Surprise
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste & edible greens

What are the cons? Took time to establish

Review:

The first season I grew these was initially disappointing. They arrived late and only two of the three plants survived. At season's end I had a lot of vine growth but found very few tubers. I harvested the few I found, then pulled up all the vines, mentally chalking it up to a failed experiment. However... I had evidently missed some of the tubers, since new vines sprouted vigorously in the spring. I decided to let them grow and by summer's end I had a perfectly gorgeous ground cover. The vines had literally gone wild! I don't think this is the most productive sweet potato, but it is delicious. The greens are also wonderful in a salad or as a cooked vegetable; and if you live in a climate like mine, you can look forward to a self-renewing ground cover each year if you leave a few of the smaller tubers in the ground. I love this sweet potato.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AZSilvia
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
December 29, 2016
          5.0
 
Perfect for edible greens
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Edible greens

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted these as ground covers around my tropical trees to keep the soil cooler and for edible greens. They excelled at both. Vines are vigorous and productive even in our 115 degree summer days. The greens are tasty, great in stir fries or just saut?ed. I pick leaves and the young shoots which makes the vines branch even more. These plants are worth having just for the abundant greens! The chickens love them too. I have some in very large pots and they do well in that environment as well. The tubers can be hard to find but worth the search as they are delicious! I've found if you let the vines sprawl a bit the best tubers were in our heavy clay native soil not the amended garden soil! Maybe they just produce better and more tubers in poor soil? These were definitely easy garden plants and the pretty shape of the leaves make them ornamental too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Best Sweet Potatoe
Location:
Morrison, TN, United States
Date:
December 28, 2016
          5.0
 
Best Tasting Sweet Potato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Incredibly Delicious

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted these in 2016. I wasn't to sure about purple sweet potatoes. These were the best sweet potato I have ever tasted. My only regret is that I didn't buy more plants. I will keep them on my list of things to plant. Thanks so much Baker Creek!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JerseyGuy
Location:
Paramus, NJ, United States
Date:
November 25, 2016
          4.0
 
Good tasting low productivy
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes great

What are the cons? one plant of three produced

Review:

2016 I ordered molokai Okinawan, I will compare the two. Okinawan, sweeter than molokai but less sweet than orange sweet potato. Less purple than store bought purple and seems less sweet as well (I probably need to cure longer). Productivity is low. Of three plants only one produced 3 harvestable tubers in zone 6. Molokai were deeply purple, they were like beets in that they were so purple they would stain your fingers. They were also drier and much less sweet than Okinawan. All three plants produced decent amount of tuber. The tendency is long and skinny fingerlings. A few were foot longs and thick like a normal supermarket sweet potato. Skin tended to be more deeply grooved which trapped dirt. In the future I will try Okinawan again, the taste is superior to Molokai. Productivity is the biggest problem. Which may be attributed to nutrient content of soil but most likely they require longer season than molokai. In zone 6, I'll try to get earlier start indoors for 2017.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hello My Garden
Location:
Piedmont area, NC, United States
Date:
November 20, 2016
          5.0
 
Love Okinawan Sweet potatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, beautiful, healthy,

What are the cons? Nothing.

Review:

I left mine in the ground (large 200 gallon smart pot container) about 7 months and they did fantastic. I ate the first one from my crop last and even though I only cured it for one week, it was great. Okinawan sweet potatoes are my favorite, and feel grateful that Baker's Creek Seed offered them so I was able to grow them. Zone 7B.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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