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SWEET POTATO

Botanical Name: Ipomea batatus
Description

The Sweet Potato is a perennial trailing plant that develops fleshy tuberous roots.

Kumara

Sweet Potato - Kumara

An Heirloom variety thought to originate in Polynesia, though the variety is also to be found throughout New Zealand. Tubers tend to be as large as sweet potatoes, with red skin and ivory flesh heavily marbled throughout in violet. This colour intensifies upon cooking. Especially creamy, Kumara is superb either mashed or baked. Contains high levels of Anthocyanins which has been studied for it's benefits with Alzheimer's Disease though it is best to research this or speak with an expert. Leaves are small and emerald green running from dark purple petioles, and can be eaten as a substit
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Sweet Potato Gold

Sweet Potato - Sweet n Gold

The sweet orange to golden flesh is the most popularly variety in Australia.  It requires warm sunny conditions in a subtropical climate. A highly productive variety.
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Sweet Potato Mixed Northern Star and Gold

Sweet Potato - Sweet n Star

Purple skin with pale cream flesh. A warm and sunny position is essential, this variety is less susceptible to attack by soil insects than gold types. The Sweet Potato is a perennial trailing plant that develops fleshy tuberous roots over summer which are harvested in autumn.
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December,

 

Customer Comments on Sweet Potato

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Sweet Potato Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Sweet Potato

Low Groundcover : Plant as an edible groundcover between and under fruit/ nut trees and Arrowroot to make maximum use of sunlight.This is called 'Stacking'.So the lowest is Sweet Potato then higher up is the Arrowroot then higher up is the fruit tree . | Rolf - Bankstown Sydney, NSW 17-Jan-2006

Sweet Potato

Young leaves can be cooked as part of any vegetable dish. Its use is similar to spinach. | Jay Queja - Berowra Heights, 2082 18-Jan-2006

Sweet Potato

In a study done at a Southern US university, cooked sweet potato leaves proved to be a natural cholesterol/ blood pressure reducer. Eat and be healthy! | Cheryl Kiepke - Seagoville, TX 08-Aug-2008

Sweet Potato

Its botanical name is Ipomoea batatas - not "batatus" and not "batters"! Curry the tuber with onion, ground coriander, little cumin, ginger | Kathy Boyes - Thebarton, SA 23-Oct-2008

Sweet Potato

My sweet potato gets wiped out by frost, then just resprouts. Have the Beauregard variety, it is a perennial ground cover. The leaves are excellent in stir fries as well! | Jon Albiez - Toowoomba, QLD 11-Nov-2010

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes try to develop tubers as soon as they start growing in soil. In the very infertile, sandy, sometimes saline soils of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, it is a perennial and produces an average sized tuber every 2 months. | Carl Ramirez - Kensington, NSW 17-Feb-2011

Sweet Potato

Be careful to avoid (ie cut off) any rot or fungus infected sweet potato. When stressed the tuber is know to produce toxins | Eugen - Neerim , VIC 20-Mar-2011
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