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PlantFiles: Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas 'White Jewel'

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


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12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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Full Sun

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gardengarsone On Apr 25, 2004, gardengarsone from Portage, IN wrote:

we were given some to try and out produced by far any of the other sweets that we planted,they love a sandy hot soil and grew very large ,the flavor was superior to any regular sweet weve goin,

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

White Jewel is an outstanding white fleshed sweet potato, It is moist and produces uniform baking sized roots. Plants are somewhat difficult to find but worth the effort.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Portage, Indiana
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia

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