Porto Rico Bush Sweet Potato, BATATA (SLIPS) Vegetable VINE
- Compact bush-type
- Ideal sweet potato for gardeners with limited space
The Bunch of Porto Rico has a light yellow to gold colored skin at harvest time, a cream to orange meat, is a good eating, baking, and cooking potato. Plants have purple stems. Ideal for gardens with small space. About 100+ days. (Bush Type)
We believe at George’s Plant Farm that all varieties will grow in most all states with exception of Northern States who must use black plastic, cover bedded rows 2-3 weeks before plants arrive.
Easy to grow and nutritious, sweet potatoes also store well. Set these plants 12 to 15 inches apart in 3-foot rows in a sunny, well-drained spot. After harvest, cure the potatoes in a warm (85 degrees Fahrenheit is preferable) location for 2 weeks, then store at 60 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 to 8 weeks.
Bare Root Sweet Potato Definition:
Also known as slips.
Slips are sprouts grown from a mature sweet potato's eye.
Genetically identical to the parent potato.
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.
Placed an order ln Feb and didn't recieve plants until June 21st. The they were in the mail for two weeks in the 90 degree weather so you can imagine what kind of shape they were in. One completely dead and the other one taking it's last breath. Could never reach the company on the phone. Don't recommend ordering from this company.