Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas 'Covington'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: batatas (bat-TAT-as) (Info)
Cultivar: Covington
Additional cultivar information:(PP18516)
Hybridized by Yencho/Pecota
Registered or introduced: 2005

Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 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:

Patented

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

A vining type with rose colored skin, orange flesh. (105 day) Resistamt to Fusarium, root knot nematodes, and soil rot. Developed by sweetpotato breeders Dr. Craig Yencho and Kenneth Pecota, associate professor and researcher, respectively, in the Department of Horticultural Science in the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and released, or made available to growers, in 2005. A heavy yielding variety. I prefer a slimmer shape, these are almost round and tend to run to jumbo size. One of the few that bloom profusely, would make a good ornamental.