Bayou Belle ,Sweet Potato Plants/Slips
MPORTANT Fast Growing ,potatoes in only 90 days
You will receive bare-root "slips." Expect them to be wilted, dry, or pale in color from shipping. This is normal. Slips are very hardy and will still grow. If planting must be delayed by a few days, wrap the root end of the slips in moist paper towels, keeping the leaves and stems dry. Place upright and keep at room temperature, out of direct sunlight and wind. If planting must be delayed by a week or more, loosely plant the slips in sterile potting soil and keep soil moist; keep indoors or in a greenhouse. Gently lift out and separate slips when ready to plant.
- Days to Maturity: 110-120 days
- Skin Color: Red/Purple
- Flesh Color: Deep Orange
- Flesh Texture: Firm, Moist
- Developed in Louisiana, Bayou Belle is an excellent Garnet variety with superior yield. The Bayou Belle produces similar to a Beauregard but consistently yields 10% higher. Consistent shape but some variability in size. Great flavor and good for processing. Resistant to streptomyces, fusarium wilt, soil rot and root-knot nematode.
Try them baked, boiled, fried, roasted or grilled.
Good source of fiber and provides potassium. Like most sweet potatoes, it has a low glycemic index, essential for weight watchers and diabetics. Some studies have discovered significant antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Using a small hand trowel, dig a hole about 4" or 5" deep and 3" wide. Place one slip in each hole with the roots pointing down. Position the slip so that the bottom half will be covered with dirt while the top half with all of the new leaves is above ground.
Carefully fill the hole with dirt so that you don't bruise the new plant. Sweet potatoes don't like to be bruised or bumped around too much. When you have completely covered it with soil, gently press the plant and surrounding dirt to set the plant and to remove any remaining air pockets. Continue the same way until all of your slips are planted.
The plants are all thriving! The people that work here are great to work with and are very helpful. I will definitely buy from this company again.
I was concerned after reading some negative reviews but then very pleasantly surprised when my slips arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Wish I could give a 10 star review.
I grow bayou bell under plastic and irrigate , had 100o/o survival best yields in a tough year