We love eating the sweet potato tops more than the tuber itself and I would like to grow them this year. What I had not realized was that there are several varieties of sweet potato available. http://www.tatorman.com/products.htm
Is there a variety that has more tender and milder flavored greens than the others? The greens that I buy at the market are usually green but sometimes I also see the reddish/purplish kind.
All sweet [potato tops are edible but I find the ones from the oriental groceries are more tender. Buy a bunch at the grocery store and after you eat the greens soak the stem for 2 days and you have them ready to be planted. How do you prepare yours? We can exchange recipes. they are very rich in iron. Belle
As promised here is a new found. I bought white flesh sweet potato from an Asian grocery store and sprouted it first in water.I planted them in large planters The leaves are the same as the leaves on sale at ate oriental grocery store. Potato leaves are very rich in iron not to mention roughage. i just microwave. Belle
Sweet potato greens? Never even heard of this! Any type of actual sweet potato (rather than a yam) you can cook and eat the greens?
I didn't do any sweet potatos this year but last year I grew a few of the Beauregard cultivars. The tops were very profuse and in the end the tubers were okay, but nothing over a quarter pound. Should I have been picking the leaves and incorporating them with other saute veggies?