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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) $12.00$11.00
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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)

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. (PRE-ORDER PLANTS WILL SHIP AFTER MARCH 1, 2019)

Grow It! Sweet Potato Growing Tips HERE

 
Sweet Potato, Okinawan Purple (3 Plants, Ships March-June)
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jon
Location:
Waynesboro, GA, United States
Date:
March 28, 2019
          5.0
 
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very hands off

What are the cons? Extremely large tubulars

Review:

This was my fist shot at Sweet Potato's and a complete success. I planted them in late march of 2018. Watered them about every 3 days or so for a few hours. Had them planted with Myanmar purple sweet potato, which gave excellent ground coverage. So there was no weeding at all. be carful with the Myanmar if you only have a small place to plant. the vines grow out and out and out. The yield of the Okinawan purples was substantial. Out of 6 ish plants I got some were in the range of 40lbs of potato's. I will definitely grow these again. Probably the best tasting Sweet Potato's I've ever had. Sweeter than the Myanmar and pumpkin. They also have very little to no stringy texture at all. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kiryn Silverwing
Location:
Hayward, CA, United States
Date:
January 14, 2019
          1.0
 
Hardly any tubers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of leaves

What are the cons? Very few tubers

Review:

Planted three of these in the spring, kept them watered through the dry summer, and the tops were dying back after the rains started in November so I decided to dig them up. The leaves grew very well the entire time, doing a great job of creating a living mulch over the rest of my vegetable bed. Unfortunately, when I dug them up I found a total of 1.3 tubers. One longer than my hand with a few shallow cracks on the sides, and a second one half that side that was so rotten I only got a piece a few inches long from it. I cut them up and roasted them and had a nice lunch of tasty roasted sweet potatoes and then they were gone. An entire year for one meal isn't great. Going to try another variety this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tyler
Location:
Atlanta West OTP, GA, United States
Date:
November 18, 2018
          5.0
 
Favorite Sweet Potato So Far
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Taste and color

What are the cons? Lower yields

Review:

These are a beautiful sweet potato, that require a minimum of 140 days to grow a decent tuber. We gave these 164 days to grow in an outdoor raised bed (after growing the slips in pots for 6 weeks inside), watered almost daily, and dig out about 20 lbs of Okinawan Sweet Potatoes per slip. Including a couple 10 lb beasts. I will only grow these in raised beds, for the warm and loose soil. We also grew Molokai Purples, which had better yields and deeper purples, but don’t taste as good. We will probably not grow Molokais next year, unless they get better in storage, and stick to Okinawan and an orange variety (maybe Resistor).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amber S
Location:
Pomona, CA, United States
Date:
November 5, 2018
          1.0
 
Wheres the tubers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? None I can think of

What are the cons? No production

Review:

I have a long warm season at my placed, so I have never had to worry about something not maturing by the end of the summer. Five plants in the ground for 6 months, and not one of them produced a decent amount of tubers. I found lots of straggly pink roots, but only as thick as a pencil. I had Molokai sweet potatoes and orange ones in the same place, and each of them produced at least 3 lb of tubers. This one produced nothing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Daniel
Location:
Tipton, IA, United States
Date:
September 13, 2018
          1.0
 
Not Great for Gardening
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Healthy and prolific vines

What are the cons? Doesn't make a crown

Review:

This is a pretty variety but has a lot of issues that I wish I had known about. I planted three slips in a raised row and to my dismay I had almost no yield. Instead of forming a crown of tubers under the plant it sends roots out and forms tubers about 18" out from the plant. This meant that I ended up stabbing most of them while trying to dig them up and most were rotting from being in the aisle where water would pool up between raised rows.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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