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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: 9
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 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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0 out of 0 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

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA, United States
Date:
October 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Tasty tubers and leaves
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? All purpose plant

What are the cons?

Review:

We got our starts probably in April and I planted them out soon after that. They quickly took off and ran all over the bed I had them in. I was disappointed at first. In late August I started poking around in the bed, found a bunch of white roots but couldn't find a trace of a sweet potato. Tried again in Sept.--no luck. Tried again in Oct. and was going to give up on them but decided to try following one of the white roots to the end just to see how far it went. Started digging and then three feet away from where I started and WAY down deep, I found a GIANT sweet potato. It was delicious! It wasn't as moist as the standard Beauregard, but it wasn't dry either. We found it to be excellent cut up and roasted. I have no idea how many more are down there but now I know how to find them. A major additional plus is that sweet potato leaves are edible and very tasty. We saut? them and use them in soups and stews. They are kind of earthy like amaranth. (Regular potato leaves are NOT edible.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JKS
Location:
Danville, AL, United States
Date:
October 4, 2016
          5.0
 
Wandering roots need room
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? great taste, color, nutrition

What are the cons? root habit, yield

Review:

Planted these sweet potatoes about 4-21-16. Stayed in the ground until about 10-3-16. First planting was in an area that should have had more soil improvement in regards to soil structure, and I should have made it deeper. Can't really make it too deep when it comes to sweet potatoes, especially these guys. We have had incredible drought this year (at least as far as this region would be concerned) but I still got something. I was so happy to get one huge Okinawan tuber in the barrow i made out of blocks. The soil here was deeper and seemed to hold water better. These sweet potatoes root differently than the common Beauregards. They don't make many potatoes right under the plant, but they do spread their roots far. Make the bed extra wide for these, as well as extra deep, and make sure they get plenty of water. I think here in Alabama you could get a better yield than I got. Overall, I am quite satisfied, especially since I've never seen them in grocery stores. The taste is incredible.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TB
Location:
ventura, CA, United States
Date:
April 17, 2016
          4.0
 
They need 180 days more.
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? fantastic taste and nutrition

What are the cons? long growing time

Review:

Okinawan purple needs 180 days to grow in Hawaii. In California, I let them grow from April till next year's March. For 8 plants, I dug up 40 pounds matured sweet potatoes and 20 pounds little bit bigger than thumb like potatoes. I read other views above, hope my experience could give you guys a hint.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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