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where can i buy sweet potato seeds?

Posted by alisher (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 13, 10 at 22:24

Hi everyone,

Can anybody help me to find a reliable place to order sweet potato seeds please? I am planning to take the seeds and try to grow them in another country where there are no sweet potatoes. Thanks a lot for all your advices.


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RE: where can i buy sweet potato seeds?

Sorry but sweet potatoes aren't grown from seeds. They are grown from what are called "slips" - small plants that sprout off of existing sweet potatoes.

I suppose you could try taking some sweet potatoes with you to grow slips on once you got there - if they can make it thru the customs and Ag inspections. You'll want to check ahead of time as many countries prohibit import of non-native agricultural products.


RE: where can i buy sweet potato seeds?

In the temperate zone sweet potatoes are grown from last year's tubers. I have had sweet potatoes blossom tho, here in zone 6b but didn't produce any seeds that I know of. Here is a link that might help you if you are into plant breeding. Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: seed problems in sw potato

RE: where can i buy sweet potato seeds?

Alisher - can you tell us which country you are going to? Is it in Europe, Africa? Asia? 3 reasons I ask: lots of places in Europe you can get imported sweet potatoes in the supermarket veg section even though they don't grow in that country, so you could get slips from those. Secondly, are you sure you can't get plants there? For example Thompson and Morgan and Dobies sell sweet potato starter plants in the UK. And thirdly, are you sure that sweet potatoes will grow where you are going to? For example, here you would need to grow them in a greenhouse. Just some things to consider while you plan your project.

RE: where can i buy sweet potato seeds?

Matthew at B and T World Seeds may be able to help you.

Here is a link that might be useful:

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