Description

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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Characteristics

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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6 - 10" tall x 3.3 wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3.3 - 3.3' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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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