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PlantFiles: Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas 'Bunch Porto Rican'

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


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive melody On Jun 15, 2011, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

So far, I'm pleased with these plants. According to the vendor, they are supposed to be a compact plant that does not vine. This makes them suitable for small spaces. The fruits are supposed to mature between 90 and 100 days. A light tan potato with a creamy to orange flesh ideal for baking. I'm growing one plant in an elevated planter as an experiment and it seems healthy and happy. The purple stems makes it a pretty plant that is attractive at my back door.

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