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Sweet Potatoes

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 or Butternut 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.

Beauregard Sweet Potato

90-120 days. A terrific introduction from Louisiana State University, Beauregard has large, elongated tubers with thin, red-orange skins and deep orange-colored flesh with a moist, light and creamy texture. More disease resistant that most varieties, Beauregard is a widely-adaptable and high-yielding variety, even in the North. One package of 12 plants for $21.95, 25 plants for $26.95 or 50 for $31.95, please note our website is not set up correctly right now. Please order in multiples of 1 for 12 or 2 for 25 or 4 for 50 and we will correct the price and quantity! (It will show a much higher price than it should, we will correct it!)
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