Sweet Potato 'Oklahoma Red'

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: Oklahoma Red

Category:

Vegetables

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Height:

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Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Jackson, New Jersey

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 27, 2016, macmex from Tahlequah, OK wrote:

Oklahoma Red was developed especially for heavy soils. Soil texture and conditions can greatly affect the appearance of the roots. When I grew it in really hard clay with rocks, most of the roots were VERY long and VERY skinny. When grown in softer soil the roots are a normal spindle shape or even almost round. I have found, that if the plant can easily penetrate downward, it will have more normal shaped roots.

This is a nice all around sweet potato, which I have grown in two states (NJ & OK). Flavor is quite good, as is production.

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On Oct 6, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This one of several reds available here. It is a bunching variety with short stocky vines. Yields are good. Potatoes are somewhat irregular in shape, some are long and skinny, while others are almost round. Potatoes have more cracking and corky rot than Jewel.

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