What are the pros? great taste, color, nutrition
What are the cons? root habit, yield
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.
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