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Sweet Potato, Rare Collection (4 Plants, Ships April-June) (PL134) $12.00

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Sweet Potato, Rare Collection (4 Plants, Ships April-June)

         
 
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We love collecting rare sweet potatoes, but some we have in just limited quanities! In this collection you may receive lavender-hued beauties, deep purple rarities, white wonders, or yellow rooted winners. All of these varieties are hard to find and may be some of the varieties listed in the catalog, or any of the rare varieties in our collection. You will receive 4 unique varieties. (4 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, Rare Collection (4 Plants, Ships April-June)
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Tricia
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
November 26, 2016
          4.0
 
Update
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? White skin, purple flesh tasty

What are the cons? red skin, white flesh just OK

Review:

Earlier I told how lush vines produced a few small potatoes. Frost was expected so I did a thorough search and found a few large ones, both white skin-purple flesh and red skin-white flesh. I cubed and boiled them, mixed them together with butter and a bit of brown sugar. The purple flesh was firm and delicious, even the dog begged for more. The white flesh would likely work in a spicy stew since they lacked flavor. I learned that my garden has root knot nematodes which would decrease yield. Someone also recommended not letting the vines sprawl, but prune and eat greens to keep the plant in check so that the roots enlarge. Sweet potatoes often winter over here so I will add organic material to the soil and try again in the spring. Also, the purple potato plants and potatoes stain hands and clothing so be careful.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Mary Paddock
Location:
Shell Knob, MO, United States
Date:
October 20, 2016
          2.0
 
Only soso
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plants

What are the cons? Very few potatoes

Review:

One of the plants (the darkest of them) did fairly well. I suspect the others needed a notably longer growing season than I have here. In fact, I suspect the one with the white roots, the one that bore nothing, is an Okinawan Purple, in which case it doesn't do well outside of the Hawaiin Islands and needs to be watered multiple times a day. The bright purple one bore a few and they are pretty. I planted these in early June and it's now October, well past the 90-day mark. I've marked this as "I would not recommend" only because I think the consumer would benefit from knowing what kind of sweet potato they're getting. In the future perhaps they could be offered individually. I hope this helps.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tricia
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
October 16, 2016
          4.0
 
Lush Growth No Potatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Lush vines, tasty leaves

What are the cons? No potatoes

Review:

People admired my beautiful green garden, achieved with little watering during the hot part of summer when little can be grown. It's now mid-October and I expected the vines to yellow and I could harvest and cure the potatoes. I needed the space for fall crops (our main growing season) so I began digging and found a few inch-long potatoes directly under the original plants (both white and purple varieties), but that was all. I'm talking about a 10' X 10' space. I'm growing in raised beds, good soil, no weed competition, no fertilizer. They might be varieties grown for greens, since they come from Asia, and I am now using them as greens. I will not try to harvest the rest and will enjoy eating the greens until we get a freeze. Given the steep price for the greens in Asian markets, I got a bargain! I will see if they are perennial.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sharon
Location:
Pacifica, CA, United States
Date:
September 27, 2016
          4.0
 
Sweet Potato Rare Collection
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? healthy, well marked

What are the cons? a bit slow in beginning

Review:

I ordered these for the 2016 growing season. The slips arrived neatly separated and well marked. I got four different PURPLE varieties!!! Okinawan Purple, Myanmar Purple, Molokai Purple, and Korean Purple. Unfortunately, I mixed them up when I planted them, so I am not sure which is which... (although, there is one that has a definite purplish cast to the leaves which I think is the Molokai...) They have grown beautifully, if somewhat slow. (the coast near San Francisco is hardly *tropical*) The plants have beautiful leaves, and the flowers are quite lovely. (resembling morning glories to which they are related) I hope to be harvesting them soon. Looking forward to my order for next year to see what they send me in the next mystery batch of four sweet potatoes!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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