Beauregard Sweet Potato

Item #134697, Bare-root.
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High yields of uniform reddish-purple sweet potatoes. Vines produce sweet potatoes with tender, tasty orange flesh. Developed in 1987 at Louisiana State University. Plant after last frost date, once soil has warmed. Produces in cool-season areas. Disease-resistant to fusarium wilt and rot. Resists cracking. Stores well. Heat-tolerant. Harvest before frost. Matures in approx. 90 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

Hardiness zones

 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

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Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Red
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 Tasty
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6 - 10" tall x 3' 4" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3' 4" - 4' 2" apart to ensure room for growth.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

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.

Shipping Information

Arrives when it's time to plant

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Short maturity
Trent R on Mar 28, 2021
Wanted a try growing sweet potatoes and this type looked compatible with my soil and climate.
SUSAN M on Dec 29, 2020
Short maturity
Trent R on Mar 28, 2021
Cannot find yams anywhere best for Ohio. These will be a test!
Elaine T on Jan 14, 2021
Wanted a try growing sweet potatoes and this type looked compatible with my soil and climate.
SUSAN M on Dec 29, 2020
My 1st attempt at growing them instead of buying
Howard R on Feb 17, 2020
try out
Robert M on Jan 4, 2020
They said they would grow in a cooler climate I live in Colorado
Kevin on May 29, 2019
Love this variety of sweet potatoes.
Melissa S on Apr 10, 2019
We've had problems with cracking in the past with other sweet potatoes, and even if this weren't the best-tasting variety we've grown, we'd grow it just for its crack-resistance. Beautiful foliage and tubers, grows well here in hot, dry Utah, and stores well, too. I have friends who refuse to buy store-bought sweet potatoes after trying our Beauregard and will be buying some to plant in their own yard this year. Just a fabulous sweet potato!
Hillary S on Apr 17, 2017
Had good ratings. Last year it grew well, was problem free, and created a great harvest.
Stephen M on Jun 3, 2016
They grew really well last year here is WI.
Eric and Olivia B on May 4, 2016
I used these last year and had good luck with them.
William H on Mar 11, 2016
Cannot find yams anywhere best for Ohio. These will be a test!
Elaine T on Jan 14, 2021
My 1st attempt at growing them instead of buying
Howard R on Feb 17, 2020
Can you plant these in large containers?
Rebecca R on Feb 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! If you like, you can "plant" a tall trellis to one side of the container and let the vine wind up around it. It's really beautiful.
can the sweet potatoes be sold in smaller lots? I can't afford the 25-item package. Thank you
Jerome T on Apr 19, 2020
How far do you plant these apart?
Jill R on May 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We recommend planting these 3-4' apart.
Is this the kind that lays down roots along the vines? What kind would that be?
Ahmed A on Apr 4, 2020
are these slips? or whole potatoes?
Lisa W on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: More like slips or a bear root plant. If you can't plant them right away put them in a vase of water
How many sweet potato slips are in a pack?
Ellen. S S on May 1, 2021
BEST ANSWER: These are shipped as a plants with leaves and stems (similar to small tomato plant) ??? well-rooted 8-12 inch height. They are currently offered in a package of 25.
Can I order less than 25?
John C on Feb 24, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Unfortunately these are packaged and shipped directly from our growers and they do not separate the packages so this would have to come as a package of 25.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!

Customer Reviews

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Plants grew well and produced large sweet potatoes
We selected the Beauregard Sweet Potatoes for our our community garden based on our online searches, and we were very pleased. When received, the plants appeared spindly and yellowed, but they grew -- and GREW! The vines completely blanketed their beds, and were virtually maintenance free. When we dug them in Fall, we were pleased with the number and size of the harvest! Definitely recommend.
June 1, 2016
over 5 years ago
Slow to start
We purchased these last year and were very pleased. They look dead for a long time and then take off. This years are looking dead again so hope soon we see the change. Tasted great last year. one potato was 18 inches long!!!
May 24, 2017
over 5 years ago