Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas 'Carolina Ruby'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Saline, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 4, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A full vine type with with red skin and dark orange flesh ( 90 -100 day). Susceptible to root knot nematodes, but resistant to Fusarium and soil rot. Available from George's Plant Farm. Despite rampant vines which run more than 6 feet, the potaoes all form at the base of the plant. Potatoes are prone to cracking and irregular sizes. Some too big, while others are small. Not as consistent as Covington in production of usable potatoes.