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Vardaman Sweet Potato

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  • 2 - 3: $25.00 per pkg 25
  • 4 or more: $20.00 per pkg 25
Item #134699, Package of 25. Ships bare-root.


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. Named for the famous sweet-potato growing town in Mississippi. Stores well. Harvest before frost. Matures in approximately 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


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.

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.

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!

Related Assortments

This item is also available in these money saving assortments.

We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

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

Estimated Delivery Date

You don't pay until it ships.

We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.


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Bush variety best for my planting area
PATRICIA F on Jan 11, 2019
Bush variety best for my planting area
PATRICIA F on Jan 11, 2019
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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