Our Products: Sweet Potatoes
We are pleased to offer certified organic sweet potato slips, small plants that sprout from the roots. We have chosen varieties that have been grown successfully in our northern climate. Imagine eating your own sweet potatoes with your family over the holidays! The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), a vining plant related to morning glories, is a different plant species than the familiar Irish or white potato (Solanum tuberosum). The part of the sweet potato most widely eaten is a swollen portion of the root, which forms in the hill of soil. Leaves and growing tips are also edible, usually stir-fried. By contrast, white or Irish potatoes, whose leaves and stems are poisonous, produce nutritious tubers on the ends of the stolons, or shoots, which form above the seed piece in a hill of soil. (True yams [Dioscorea spp.] are native to Africa and not grown in this country.) Sweet potatoes require 90-120 frost-free days to mature. Nutritious and productive, they can yield up to two pounds for each row foot of plantings. Plant the slips 15"-18" apart when the soil is at least 60°. Northern growers can be successful with sweet potatoes by using black plastic to warm the soil and by applying row cover to prolong the growing season.
NEW FOR 2023!
Sweet potato slips are scheduled to be shipped directly from our grower on May 30 and 31, 2023 (subject to change). Shipping is included in the price.
|Please review instructions for ordering and receiving Sweet Potatoes below:
Sweet potato slips will be shipped directly from the grower via UPS or FedEx (no P.O. Boxes, no pick-ups at our warehouse). Scheduled ship dates are May 30 and 31, 2023; these dates may be adjusted as required by growing conditions or other factors. Shipping is included in the price. Inspect immediately upon receipt; requests for refund or replacement must be made within three days of receipt and must be accompanied by photos of the slips and labels as they were received. Refer to the handling and growing instructions enclosed with each order, or available on our website. When you order sweet potato slips, you accept these conditions.
Final Order Date: May 1st
No Cancellations after May 15th
We are unable to ship sweet potatoes to AK, CA , HI, or MS.
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