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Bush Porto Rico Sweet Potato

  • SKU: 11397
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Bush Porto Rico Sweet Potato

110 days. Dependable red sweet potato adds taste and nutrients to your table. Compact bush-type plants yield well; produce small runners. Good-size potato with tapered roots. Full-flavored, delicious orange flesh is some of the best available for baking.
Product Details
  • 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.
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Shipping Schedule

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
ZONE Sweet Potatoes
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

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Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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