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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Christoph
Location:
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Date:
April 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Excellent Yields
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great yield, delicous

What are the cons? Space hog (tubers foliage)

Review:

Wasn't so sure about this variety for my location (Santa Cruz, CA) after reading about difficulty with yields and requiring a long hot season. Ended up being by far the most productive variety out of 7 I grew last summer in a crowded 4' x 8' raised bed. I only had one slip, planted around early June I think. Bed was covered with clear plastic starting a few weeks prior. Fairly sunny spot, but shade in the late afternoon. Harvested around mid November. Okinawan Purple dominated the box and produced way more foliage (I ate all of it during harvesting -- delicious!) than any of the other plants. I found tubers scattered throughout the box up to several feet away from the planting location, including mixed together with and beneath the other sweet potato plants. The yield from this one plant was about 10 lbs! They were large tubers and delicious to boot (cured at ~85 F for a week or so).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Duc
Location:
Richlands, NC, United States
Date:
March 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Excellent Slips
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Well rooted

What are the cons? Coiled roots

Review:

Slips arrived intact with lots of circling roots. It wasn't a big deal uncoiling the roots. Should take off better than lesser established roots.

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:
organiclindaevans
Location:
Redlands, CA, United States
Date:
March 26, 2018
          5.0
 
okinawa sweet potato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow. Huge potatoes

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a great tasting sweet potato. I planted in spring and harvested huge sweet potatoes. My largest weighed in at 7.2 lbs. I harvested some leaves to eat as greens in the spring and summer. Very easy to grow and lots of potatoes. They taste like chestnuts. I've planted these for the last three years and have not been disappointed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robin_Fussell
Location:
Roswell, GA, United States
Date:
February 12, 2018
          5.0
 
New Favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? mild flavor, gorgeous color

What are the cons? only got about 10 per plant

Review:

These were very easy to grow and my new favorite for flavor! My kids hate sweet potatoes, but love these since the have a milder flavor than traditional varieties. Peeled, sliced thin and fried in coconut oil they make THE BEST chips.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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