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Sweet Potato Plants - Speciality Collection

Traditionally sweet potatoes have been grown from ‘slips’, but we supply Super Plugs, well-rooted and actively growing, which give far better results! Our new generation of cool-weather-tolerant, fast-maturing varieties can now be grown successfully from plants in even the chilliest parts of the UK. Simply pot and grow on in a frost-free environment until June, then either re-pot or plant into a sunny spot in the garden and you’ll be harvesting your very own sweet potatoes this autumn! Packed full of vitamins and iron, they can be boiled, steamed, baked, mashed or chipped - delicious! Collection contains 18 plants over the three varieties:

Beauregard - Good crops of medium sized tubers with sweet, salmon-orange flesh.

Bonita - Tan-skinned tubers with a purple cast, and unbeatably sweet, bright white flesh. Perfect for traditional potato dishes. Not available from supermarkets.

Burgundy - Uniform plants producing well-shaped, red-skinned tubers with sweet, burgundy-orange flesh. Not available from supermarkets.

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Traditionally sweet potatoes have been grown from ‘slips’, but we supply Super Plugs, well-rooted and actively growing, which give far better results! Our new generation of cool-weather-tolerant, fast-maturing varieties can now be grown successfully from plants in even the chilliest parts of the UK. Simply pot and grow on in a frost-free environment until June, then either re-pot or plant into a sunny spot in the garden and you’ll be harvesting your very own sweet potatoes this autumn! Packed full of vitamins and iron, they can be boiled, steamed, baked, mashed or chipped - delicious! Collection contains 18 plants over the three varieties:

Beauregard - Good crops of medium sized tubers with sweet, salmon-orange flesh.

Bonita - Tan-skinned tubers with a purple cast, and unbeatably sweet, bright white flesh. Perfect for traditional potato dishes. Not available from supermarkets.

Burgundy - Uniform plants producing well-shaped, red-skinned tubers with sweet, burgundy-orange flesh. Not available from supermarkets.

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:False

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:False

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:False

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

When the plants are received, they should be planted into 10cm pots and grown on in a warm greenhouse or indoors. Sweet Potatoes are not frost hardy so don't plant outside until the risk of frost has passed. When planting outside, position them 12" apart in a sheltered, sunny position, providing a cane or string support. In the greenhouse they can be planted in the border or in large pots. When using a container, fill with good quality soil-less potting compost placing one or two plants per 30cm (12") pot. The ideal temperature would be approx. 22-25°C (72-77°F).

As the plants develop feed two or three times during the growing season with a high potash liquid tomato fertiliser. Keep the compost moist as dry soils will adversely affect the development of the young tubers.

If grown outdoors the tubers should be lifted in September, before the first frosts, and those grown in the greenhouse can be left and lifted in October.  

Once lifted they must be cured to set the skins and to allow the sweet flavour to develop further. To do this place them in trays and keep them in a warm room for a week. After this period they can be stored in a dry, cool, frost free place, checking them regularly for any signs of deterioration.  

Although not as large as those available in supermarkets which are generally imported from warmer climes, a useful crop can be achieved in a good summer.

TIP: Don't rush to eat sweet potatoes freshly dug from the ground. Newly harvested tubers will reveal their true sugary, fragrant potential when left in a warm environment for a few weeks.

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