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Georgia Jet Sweet Potato

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Description

Early maturing sweet potato variety. Harvest high yields of red-skinned sweet potatoes from emerald-green vines. Flesh is orange and tender – perfect for baking. Plant after last frost date, once soil has warmed. Stores well. Cold-hardy. Harvest before frost. Matures in approx. 100 days.

  • Available for spring shipping only.
  • Last day to order sweet potatoes is June 4
  • Sweet potatoes will ship separately from the rest of your order. In the best interest of the plants, sweet potatoes begin shipping on April 15 to the warmer parts of the country. Shipping will continue through Late May for colder parts of the country.

Estimated Sweet Potato Ship Dates

 After April 15CA, AZ, NM, TX, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, FL
 After April 22OK, AR, TN, NC
 After May 3WA, OR, NV, UT, CO, KS, MO, Southern IL, Southern IN, KY, Southern OH, WV, VA, DE, MD, DC
 After May 10Southern ID, Southern WY, NE, IA, Northern IL, Northern IN, Northern OH, PA, NJ
 After May 15Northern ID, Southern MT, Northern WY, SD, Southern MN, Southern WI, Southern MI, Southern NY, RI, MA, CT
 After May 20Northern MT, ND, Northern MN, Northern WI, Northern MI, Northern NY, NH, VT, ME

Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Matures In 100 Days
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Mild, Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 3 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Stark Bro's Store
Hopefully will grow for me in the greenhouse in Alaska. This was purchased as an experiment for me. My wife will love me even more if they produce.
Walter C on Apr 11, 2016
Hopefully will grow for me in the greenhouse in Alaska. This was purchased as an experiment for me. My wife will love me even more if they produce.
Walter C on Apr 11, 2016
I'm interested in your Georgia sweet potato are they perinial? If not how to store the bare root for next year?
Tarcelita W on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are not perennial in my area (northern Iowa) as our winters are very cold. They are in very warm climates. A friend of my dad here places cuttings of the ends of the potatoes suspended in water to root them starting around February and then plants them in May. I think he pokes toothpicks in to make little spokes to suspend the cut edge on the edge of a container with just the end of the potato in the water. I just buy new plants in the spring.

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First time growing sweet potatoes
This was my first time to grow sweet potatoes. We tried them in a raised bed and the grew very well. I was disappointed in the potato itself but that was probably our fault. Apparently something was eating on them in the ground because when we cut them open, they were full of black streaks. Only a few were able to bake whole. Most of them had to be cut up and boiled. I don't think I will grow them again.
May 18, 2016
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