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Sweet Potato Collection

These sweet potatoes are the most productive, large rooted and reliable forms for our climate.
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5 rooted cuttings

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Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in) - Trailing
Cultivation
If frosts have passed, slips can be planted outside directly; if not, pot up and grow on in a greenhouse or sunny windowsill until late May or June. Plant roots horizontally, just beneath the soil surface rather than vertically.

Description

Tom Brown at West Dean does brilliant plant trials every year which I visit as he gets his marking pad out. Last year it was sweet potatoes — and these were his front runners. ‘Beauregard’, ‘Bonita’ and ‘Evangeline’, the most productive, large rooted, reliable forms for our climate.

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Care Tips

Sweet potatoes need warm conditions to thrive and fertile but free-draining soil. They can be grown in containers - choose a large one which holds at least 15 litres of compost.