Sweet Potato 'Bunch Porto Rico'

Ipomoea batatas

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 Rico
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bunch Portao Ricans)

Category:

Vegetables

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12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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Full Sun

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Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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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On Nov 5, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The Porto Rico was my father's favotite sweet potato. He especially liked the short vine (bunch) version. It is a great tasting potato with moist orange flesh. It does run to jumbos. In piedmont Virginia, Scurf was not a problem, but here in Georgia, sometimes the entire potato is black.

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