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Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas 'Georgia Jet'

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

Category:

Vegetables

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:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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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

Regional

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

Leetonia, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A spectacular variety with extremely fast growth (#1 size potatoes in only 90 days) and extra-high yields. Ideal for northern gardens, even New England. Five years of testing in the northern state of New York shows that Georgia Jets produce 2-1/2 times the yield of standard varieties. Yields in other sections are exceptional as well. Georgia Jets have deep orange inside color with moist flesh and marvelous taste. The outside skin is so red it is almost purple. Rarely see it in Georgia tho.