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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 March-June) (PL117) $10.00

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

         
 
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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 antioxidant than even blueberries! Ivory-colored skin, brilliant purple flesh. Our favorite, but it takes a long season. Recommended for Zone 6b or warmer. 3 plants for $10.00

Please consider these terms before ordering live plants:
Most plants will be 3”-7” in height. Plants will ship as available after the first of March to the end of
May. We will try to ship orders to southern zones first. No guaranteed exact delivery dates. Plants may
arrive too early and have to be kept inside until the weather warms. Plants may arrive late, as well.
Due to the sensitive nature of small plants, there is the possibility of a crop failure. If such a situation
occurs, we will do our best to issue you a refund in a timely manner. Last minute losses can occur at
any point in our shipping timeline, and we may have to issue a refund even late in the season. No

orders shipped outside of the USA. No Extra shipping costs; you just pay our regular $3.50. (PRE-ORDER PLANTS WILL SHIP AFTER MARCH 1, 2017)

Grow It! Sweet Potato Growing Tips HERE

 
Sweet Potato, Okinawan Purple (3 Plants, Ships March-June)
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NorCal Gardener
Location:
Dublin, CA, United States
Date:
October 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Beautiful and delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, massive potatoes

What are the cons? Very easy to wound

Review:

After a cool spring, these sweet potatoes really took off once we hit a nice hot July. I just harvested them (October 31), and got an excellent yield from only three plants, with several entertainingly massive potatoes. My six year old son helped me harvest, and in all fairness, we were not super gentle in the harvest, but a number of the potatoes broke in half. These seemed slightly more delicate in the harvest than run of the mill orange sweet potatoes, but again, they were somewhat brutally harvested. Even though you are supposed to let them cure first, to save our damaged potatoes, I made them into sweet potato chips with a little olive oil and garlic salt on the day of harvest, and they are absolutely delicious. I will plant these sweet potatoes again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heidi
Location:
Pleasant View, CO, United States
Date:
February 12, 2017
          2.0
 
Arrived too late to grow well
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Unique color

What are the cons? Shipping was late

Review:

I was really excited to see these in the Baker catalog. I Immediately bought some of each sweet potato variety in December when they first showed up. However we did not receive the plants until the end of June and the only way we can grow sweet potatoes in our cold climate and short growing season is to plant them in our high tunnel. I saved a large section in the greenhouse for the sweet potatoes so it was hard losing that much space waiting for the potatoes to come. When they finally came the weather had gotten so hot it killed half of them from transplant shock even though I had kept them moist, also half of our growing season was over so they really had a very short time to grow and make tubers before our freeze in September. I was able to save a few tubers from a few of the varieties but the next year they would not sprout for me. I'm going to try these one more year but wish there was a way we could get these earlier. If they don't make it this year I will have to let them go.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

21 out of 22 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

19 out of 19 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

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12 out of 12 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
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