Ipomoea batatas. Another delicacy thought previously to be viable only in the south, Beauregard and Vardaman Sweet Potatoes can be grown almost anywhere in the US. Sweet Potatoes are not the same as, nor are they related to, Yams (Dioscorea). There...we have put the common Sweet Potato myths to rest! Versatile Sweet Potatoes may be enjoyed as a savory or a sweet treat. They can be baked, boiled, pureed, mashed, steamed, grilled, fried or roasted. They may be used as an alternate for Pumpkin
Squash in many soups, desserts and vegetable dishes with a similar texture, consistency and only a slight variation in the actual taste. They are often mixed with maple syrup, brown sugar, bourbon, rum, honey, marshmallows, pecans, cranberries, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, sour cream and/or butter in a multitude of irresistible Thanksgiving comfort recipes. And, a Sweet Potato can be a satisfying, healthy meal all by itself without any adornment what-so-ever. Our Sweet Potato plants are shipped directly from the grower to you at the proper time for spring planting with complete horticultural instructions. They should be planted in a deeply cultivated bed after all danger of frost has passed. Protect the tender plants with floating row covers from any cool temperature spikes. Keep the bed well-weeded and the soil gently worked until the plants establish themselves and take off. Harvest them after 90 days when they reach the desired size. Our tasty varieties have somewhat thin skins, so take care when working the soil around them or harvesting them~avoid cutting or bruising them. Once harvested, they should be cured in a ventilated crate or basket for 8 to 10 days prior to use so that their innate sweetness and moist, creamy texture may develop. They may be stored for prolonged periods in a cool, dry spot with 50°F to 60°F temperatures. Please note: we are not permitted to ship Sweet Potatoes to Alaska, California or Hawaii.
Our Sweet Potato plants are shipped directly from the grower to you at the proper time for spring planting for your horticultural zone.