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PlantFiles: Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas 'Hernandez'

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Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: batatas (bat-TAT-as) (Info)
Cultivar: Hernandez

Category:
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative Farmerdill On Sep 22, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An orange fleshed cultivar developed at LSU. I am greatly dissapointed in this cultivar. It is excessively viny, has a proliferation of long skinny roots, but very poor yield of potatoes. While this year has been a trying time for all crops. Carver produced 4 times the yield and Violetto which is not noted for yield doubled the yield of Hernandez. The hills that yielded a potato turned out one nice one, but some hills were empty.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia



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