White Bonita Sweet Potato Plants/Slips
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.
This ghostly sweet potato looks nothing like its golden-orange cousins, but has a sweet flavor as irresistible as its unusual white skin and flesh! Easy to grow and nutritious, sweet potatoes also store well.
Heavy yields similar to the orange fleshed 'Bonita' variety from which this white fleshed cultivar was selected. White Bonita has very sweet, white, slightly creamy flesh. The root skin color is also white. Good keeper. Plant maturity is 110-115 days. F
How to eat
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.