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110 days. Dependable red sweet potato adds taste and nutrients to your table. Compact bush-type plants yield well; produce small runners. Good-size potato with tapered roots. Full-flavored, delicious orange flesh is some of the best available for baking.
I've never grown sweet potatoes before and wasn't expecting much from the 12 plants I crammed in between my elderberry and honey-berry bushes. They looked like they were just flat-ended cuttings and honestly, they looked like they had died from heat and lack of water before I even planted them. But I had bought them and thought I'd might as well plant them anyways. Within a month, they had formed a beautiful ground cover that outgrew the small plants around them. They looked so lush and healthy! The deep green-black leaves continued to spread and I began to fear that they would choke out the rest of my garden! They did not, but when I dug them up in September and October, I carried away several delicious bushels! They grew best in my red clay where nothing else really prospers. I fertilized them off and on with organic miracle grow and coffee grounds. I watered them frequently as well. When I planted them, I just planted them in a loose top layer or manure, peat moss, and topsoil, but the potatoes formed much deeper in the red clay beneath this. I was surprised at the light texture and flavor of the potatoes, nothing like the coarse tough supermarket variety. They were extremely sweet and palatable. I definitely recommend these to anyone, they could be the easiest thing next to carrots that I've ever planted! The only trouble I had was in digging them up, because they were so light that they would break in the hard red clay instead of simply pulling out. Eventually I had to use water and dig them out of the mud with my hands.