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Sweet Potato 'Makatea' (Treasure Island Series)

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  • Ornamental edible from an innovative breeding programme
  • Attractive edible foliage and orange-flushed tubers
  • Equally good in the vegetable plot or as part of your patio display
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Sweet Potato Makatea

Sweet Potatoes are becoming more popular by the day for their delicious taste and versatility in home cooking, and we can see why! They make a great alternative to traditional potatoes with their natural sweetness and are very easy to grow. Sweet Potato 'Makatea' comes from the innovative Treasure Island Series, bred for both flavoursome crops and ornamental qualities.

This particular variety boasts orange-flushed tubers and grows unique, heart-shaped foliage that's bright green. The edible leaves can be picked straight from the plant to enjoy with fresh, homemade salads! So not only do you get to enjoy delicious sweet potatoes, but you also get to grow attractive foliage as part of your vegetable garden or patio display, before harvesting the orange-flushed tubers in time for autumn dinners. Height and spread: 1.5m (59").

Growing Information

Gradually acclimatise sweet potato plants to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days prior to planting directly outside once all risk of frost has passed. Sweet potatoes require high temperatures of 24-26°C (74-78°F). Planting them through black plastic will provide extra warmth in cooler climates. When growing sweet potato in particularly cold areas they are best grown in greenhouse borders or under cloches.

Plant sweet potatoes 30cm (12") apart, leaving 75cm (30") between rows. Grow sweet potatoes in rich fertile, light sandy well drained soil. They prefer an acid or neutral soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Water generously after planting.

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Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £6.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £7.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

Suttons strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.

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