Purple Passion Sweet Potato

$ 4.00 was $ 5.00

Purple Passion Sweet Potato
Purple Passion Sweet Potato
Purple Passion Sweet Potato
Purple Passion Sweet Potato
Purple Passion Sweet Potato
Purple Passion Sweet Potato

Purple Passion Sweet Potato
Ipomoea Batatas

days to maturity: 110 days
plant spacing: 2 plant per square foot 
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: whitefly hiding on the underside of the leaves, plus the plant spreads like a vine
harvest notes: harvest tubers and cure them indoors to produce more sugars
annual

Purple Passion is a rare purple fleshed and purple skinned sweet potato variety. We bought a few pricey slips online and are using them to make more plants available to our customers at a normal plant price, so if you buy one you can do the same and make cuttings of your plant to either share with friends or plant more for yourself. Just cut the top 6 inches of a growing tip off the plant, remove the leaves, and stick it in a cup of water. Within a week or so you'll have roots! Purple sweet potatoes are super cool to cook and bake with... purple pie, purple mash, purple everything!

Sweet potatoes are great summer crops for your raised bed or your food forest just make sure your raised bed doesn't have much else in it since these plants really spread out! Sweet potatoes will thrive relatively pest free (check the underside of the leaves often for whitefly) and don't mind the heat, humidity and rainfall of summer. They are a very diverse food crop as the leaves can be eaten cooked and then you get a root crop! Fun fact: the more you prune your sweet potato plant above ground (by harvesting and eating the leaves) the more energy your plant will put into making you roots, so by harvesting (and eating) your greens you are also helping increase your root harvest yield.