Bush Porto Rico Sweet Potato
- SKU: 11397
- For each offer ordered, get 1 set of 12 plants
Bush Porto Rico Sweet Potato
- FormAnnual, Vining.
- LightFull sun.
- Height12 - 30 inch vine.
- Spread2 - 3.5 feet.
- Spacing12 - 15 inches between plants, 3- 4 feet apart.
- Zones3 - 9.
- FoliageGreen, lush, heart-shaped foliage.
- Flower FormSeldom produced.
- ColorPurple - light pink.
- BloomsLate Summer.
- FruitCopper outside skin, light, sweet flesh.
- Soil RequirementsFertile, well-drained sandy loam soil. pH 5.0 - 6.5.
- Growth RateSlow - Medium.
- CommentsBush-type, heavy yielder, small runners. Ideal for gardens with limited space. The first of the red varieties. May dig early for small potatoes. Set plants out 1 - 2 weeks after danger of frost is past. Soil temperature should be 60 degrees F. Mound soil over row as plants grow until the ridge is 8 - 15 inches high. Fertilize before planting and 3 - 4 weeks after. Cultivate to keep vines from rooting where they touch the ground. Harvest is determined by root size, sweet potatoes do not ripen; harvest immediately if nipped by frost in fall. Cure 6 - 8 days at 85 degrees F. and 90% humidity after harvest. Store at 55 - 60 degrees and 85% humidity (low humidity causes shriveling). Spread: Up to 20 feet in warmer areas. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: IDEAL SWEET POTATO FOR GARDENERS WITH LIMITED SPACE. DEPENDABLE RED SWEET POTATO WITH SWEET, ORANGE FLESH. 12 - 30 INCH VINES, SPREADS 2' TO 3 1/2'. USES: OLD FASHIONED FLAVOR, EXCELLENT FOR BAKING. HEAVY YIELDING.
- Yield100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
- Botanical NameIpomoea batatas 'Porto Rico'
- Depth2 - 3 inches.
- Days To Maturity110 days.
Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.
|2019 Spring Shipping Schedule|
|1A-4A||5/20/19 - 6/7/19|
|4B||5/20/19 - 6/7/19|
|5A||5/13/19 - 6/7/19|
|5B||4/29/19 - 6/7/19|
|6A||4/29/19 - 6/7/19|
|6B||4/29/19 - 6/7/19|
|7A||4/29/19 - 6/7/19|
|7B||4/29/19 - 6/7/19|
|8A & B||4/22/19 - 6/7/19|
|9A & B||4/22/19 - 6/7/19|
|10A & B||4/15/19 - 6/7/19|
|Last Order Date||6/3/2019|
Additional Shipping Notes:
The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.
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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.