Sweet Potato Collection
In this collection
- Tender Perennial
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 30cm (12in)
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in) - Trailing
- 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.
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.This collection contains:
- 1 rooted cutting of Sweet Potato 'Bonita' Organic
- 2 rooted cuttings of Sweet Potato 'Beauregard' Organic
- 2 rooted cuttings of Sweet Potato 'Evangeline' Organic
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.