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Tropical Fruits: Purple - fleshed sweet potato

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 18, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6961373

I know this is tropical fruit section, but how about a purple sweet
potatoe? I have heard they are deliscious and swet. I love sweet
potatoes and would love to try to raise some of these potato. My husband has some
sweet potato plants but i would like some of these. Is there a catalog, where these can be purchased.
I hear there is a Hawaian variety and also read that they had some in North Georgia or Carolina area.
Any news? thanks
mimianvy
Beverly Hills, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 23, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #6977371

Okinawan sweet potatoes are the purple inside and tan on the outside. I just ordered some from this site: http://www.mericlonelabs.com/orderform.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 23, 2009
5:45 PM

Post #6979680

How? I tried twice and have heard nothing from them yet? I believe it is too late for
us now but I sure want some for next year. DH put some Ga. Jet swt. pot. in a
long container he built and tne one he got out this AM looked so pretty and smooth.
I want to try it with them. Thanks
mimianvy
Beverly Hills, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2009
1:03 PM

Post #6982357

I emailed Debbie and heard back from her promptly. She is suppose to be sending me a box full this week.

This is what Debbie wrote on charges:

Hi:
I sell the plants/starts which are 8-10" cuttings. Each will produce a fully bearing plant. The cuttings are .99 cents each and shipping is flat rate priority $4.95. I can fit about 25-30 plants in the flat rate box. I can ship larger orders too. Let me know if you need quotes.
I have Okinawan, Uala and other purple varieties. See my website: mericlonelabs.com
Thank you

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #6982670

I am going to try it again. Maybe I did something not right. Thanks
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

September 14, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #7060916

Purple sweet potato can be bought at an asian grocery store. the skin is white but the flesh is purple. i just cooked some for company tonight, belle

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2009
12:42 PM

Post #7062278

Thank you

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


September 20, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7082489

If the skin is white and flesh purple, it is an Okinawan; improved varieties grow in just three months.

There are several Hawaiian sweet potatoes that are purple. This one is 'Kaneohe Poni'. It makes a long potato that has purple skin and flesh, and has a starchy rather than sweet flavor.

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 20, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7082504

The one I read abut was supposed to be very sweet. i see it has a bloom on the one you show. nice.
It is so interesting to learn of different vegetables. Thank you.

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