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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Bronze-Green

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.