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purple fleshed sweet potatoes

Posted by winsorw 8 (My Page) on
Sun, May 19, 13 at 14:30

Hello,

Anybody has experienced growing purple fleshed sweet potatoes in the great PNW? If so, what would be the best variety?
Thank you.


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RE: purple fleshed sweet potatoes

Have you grown sweet potates here before? They are generally not considered a great choice for this area as it is seldom is warm enough long enough for much tuber production. Hard to maintain that minimum 75F temp consistently anywhere west of the Cascades :-)


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RE: purple fleshed sweet potatoes

PNW is generally not great enough to grow sweet potatoes.

We grew "Purple Majesty" here last year, that is a purple-fleshed regular potato. A bit dry/grainy, good for mashing or baking. A good source for anthocyanins, if that is your goal.


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RE: purple fleshed sweet potatoes

Great info!!! Thank you both. No, I've never grown sweet potatoes before just regular potatoes.


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