Tahiti Sweet Potato
Pre-purchase only for May pick up.
Product will be available for PICK UP ONLY at DIG Garden Centre store in between May 6-15th. No product will be shipped. You will be contacted once they arrive for pick up time. One plant comes in a 5' pot for $7.98
The delicious, sweet purple jewel
Named after the largest island in French Polynesia, known for its high mountains and surrounding coral reefs, the Tahiti sweet potato is abundant in health-promoting benefits that are delivered through its edible and narrow, dark-green, finger-shaped foliage and its rich purple skin and flesh. The Tahiti sweet potato is the delicious purple jewel growers can’t get enough of.
PLANTING AND GROWING
Sweet potatoes like it hot ! Plant these in the garden at least 1-2 weeks after the last chance of frost.
Plant sweet potatoes in a sunny, warm location about 12-18 inches apart and allow 3 feet between rows. Sweet potato seedlings in pots have a tendency to become rootbound. When the roots ( which turn into sweet potatoes) begin to grow they will often circle around the inside of the pot. If rootbound before planting cut a good portion of the roots off of the bottom and loosen the remaining roots. Feed the plants bi-weekly with a Tomato or fruit & vegetable fertilizer.
HARVEST AND STORAGE:
Sweet potatoes are ready to harvest as the ends of the vines begin to yellow, just before frost.
Sweet potatoes need a period of curing to bring out their sweetness. Shake off soil and store your unwashed sweet potatoes in a warm well ventilated location. As they cure the flesh will become sweeter and more nutritious. After 10 days move your sweet potatoes to a cool, dry spot, do not refrigerate or store below 50 F. Cured sweet potatoes will keep for up to 6 months.