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PlantFiles: Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas 'Poplar Root'

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

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
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Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
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Foliage:
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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)

Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Oct 22, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have been looking for this cultivar for 60 years. Finally found them. When I was a kid, the old folks sat around the pot bellied stove in the general store and talked about the crops they grew when they were young. In variably someone would brag about Poplar Root sweet potatoes. I had tried the White Triump that some pass off as Poplar Root. Now that I have grown some, I can see why they are long gone. Yields are 1/6 that of Jewel and they are rough. Still an interesting experience tho.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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