Sweet Potato

cowgirl_juneAugust 19, 2008

Several years ago I was visiting Hawaii and had the best tasting sweet potato. It was purple. I do not know the name of this sweet potato and I would love to grow it.

Does anyone from the Islands know the name of this sweet potato?

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That would be Okinawan sweet potato. The leaves are used as cooked greens also.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 7:55PM
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Thank you Leilaniguy, now the search for a source. I know it is to late to plant this year, but hopefully I can find a source and plant some next spring.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 2:51PM
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Hi Cowgirl June, Here's a source that will ship Okinawan sweet potatoes. http://www.melissas.com/catalog/index.cfm?Product_id=3335&Info=YES
You might try ordering some, and then allowing one to sprout, and plant it.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 11:05PM
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