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Description

Productive and compact. Purple-leafed, bush-form variety yields gold-skinned sweet potatoes with deep-orange flesh. Skin darkens after harvest. Space plants 12-15 inches apart in 3-foot rows. USDA release, named for the famous sweet-potato growing town in Mississippi. Stores well. Harvest before frost. Matures in approx. 95 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 Orange
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Harvest Before Frost Kills Vines
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet, Mild
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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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Questions & Answers

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Is it practical to grow sweet potatoes in a potato bin?
Ross B on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sure ??? it's like a strategically raised bed :) When growing sweet potatoes in potato bins, you'll still add soil as the vines grow until they reach the top of the bin. As long as the soil isn't too heavy/compact, and the soil is nutrient rich, it should yield a nice, space-saving sweet-potato crop.
When are the sweet potatoes ready for the public to buy?
E. Wayne T on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Sweet potatoes can be harvested when they've grown to a good size, about 3-4 months after planting. Flavor improves with cold weather, so some growers wait until the first frost kills the vine, but if you wait that long, dig up your sweet potatoes right away or their quality will suffer.

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