All Purple, ORGANIC

Ipomoea batatas

THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. SWEET POTATO SLIPS ARE SHIPPED STARTING IN MID MAY. Exactly as named - purple skin and purple flesh. A less sweet alternative to more common orange sweet potatoes, these will add variety and interest in the kitchen with their unique color and flavor. Vigorous plant.

An additional shipping and handling fee will automatically be applied to your sweet potato order. $2 in addition to regular shipping for the 12, 36 and 50 slip sizes. $5 addition to regular shipping for the 100 slip size. $11 addition to regular shipping for the 500 slip size. For more than 500 slips please call for quote.

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
100 slips 100+ lbs 90-120
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 70-90°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant 3-5" 6-12"
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-12" NA Annual 6-8 months
Heat-loving sweet potatoes are planted from bare-root slips (also called starts) as soon as the ground is well warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Slips should be planted as soon as they are received. Space plants: 12-18" apart with 3-4' between rows. The vines will spread and fill in, so give them plenty of room. Plant in a soil rich in organic matter. Sweet potatoes can be slow starters and they don't like to compete with weeds. Keep the area clear until the top growth fills in and acts as a natural mulch. Tip: Don't water your sweet potatoes during the final 3-4 weeks prior to harvest, to keep the mature tubers from splitting. Days to harvest: 90-120.