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Sweet Potato Bush Porto Rico

Sweet Potato Bush Porto Rico

Ideal sweet potato for gardeners with limited space

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.
  • Zone 3 - 9.
  • Height 12 - 30 inch vine.
  • Light Requirements Full sun.
This item ships in Spring.

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Porto Rico'
  • Height: 12 - 30 inch vine.
  • Spacing: 12 - 15 inches between plants, 3- 4 feet apart.
  • Depth: 2 - 3 inches.
  • Spread: 2 - 3.5 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Color: Purple - light pink.
  • Foliage: Green, lush, heart-shaped foliage.
  • Blooms: Late Summer.
  • Days To Maturity: 110 days.
  • Form: Annual, Vining.
  • Flower Form: Seldom produced.
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam soil. pH 5.0 - 6.5.
  • Growth Rate: Slow - Medium.
  • Fruit: Copper outside skin, light, sweet flesh.
  • Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Comments :
    Bush-type, heavy yielder, small runners. Ideal for gardens with limited space. The first of the red varieties. May dig early for small potatoes. Set plants out 1 - 2 weeks after danger of frost is past. Soil temperature should be 60 degrees F. Mound soil over row as plants grow until the ridge is 8 - 15 inches high. Fertilize before planting and 3 - 4 weeks after. Cultivate to keep vines from rooting where they touch the ground. Harvest is determined by root size, sweet potatoes do not ripen; harvest immediately if nipped by frost in fall. Cure 6 - 8 days at 85 degrees F. and 90% humidity after harvest. Store at 55 - 60 degrees and 85% humidity (low humidity causes shriveling). Spread: Up to 20 feet in warmer areas. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: IDEAL SWEET POTATO FOR GARDENERS WITH LIMITED SPACE. DEPENDABLE RED SWEET POTATO WITH SWEET, ORANGE FLESH. 12 - 30 INCH VINES, SPREADS 2' TO 3 1/2'. USES: OLD FASHIONED FLAVOR, EXCELLENT FOR BAKING. HEAVY YIELDING.

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Large Bareroots  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/20 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/22
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/22
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018
6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews

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Astonished
Jan 19, 2012  |  
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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.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Porto Rico'
  • Height: 12 - 30 inch vine.
  • Spacing: 12 - 15 inches between plants, 3- 4 feet apart.
  • Depth: 2 - 3 inches.
  • Spread: 2 - 3.5 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Color: Purple - light pink.
  • Foliage: Green, lush, heart-shaped foliage.
  • Blooms: Late Summer.
  • Days To Maturity: 110 days.
  • Form: Annual, Vining.
  • Flower Form: Seldom produced.
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam soil. pH 5.0 - 6.5.
  • Growth Rate: Slow - Medium.
  • Fruit: Copper outside skin, light, sweet flesh.
  • Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Comments :
    Bush-type, heavy yielder, small runners. Ideal for gardens with limited space. The first of the red varieties. May dig early for small potatoes. Set plants out 1 - 2 weeks after danger of frost is past. Soil temperature should be 60 degrees F. Mound soil over row as plants grow until the ridge is 8 - 15 inches high. Fertilize before planting and 3 - 4 weeks after. Cultivate to keep vines from rooting where they touch the ground. Harvest is determined by root size, sweet potatoes do not ripen; harvest immediately if nipped by frost in fall. Cure 6 - 8 days at 85 degrees F. and 90% humidity after harvest. Store at 55 - 60 degrees and 85% humidity (low humidity causes shriveling). Spread: Up to 20 feet in warmer areas. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: IDEAL SWEET POTATO FOR GARDENERS WITH LIMITED SPACE. DEPENDABLE RED SWEET POTATO WITH SWEET, ORANGE FLESH. 12 - 30 INCH VINES, SPREADS 2' TO 3 1/2'. USES: OLD FASHIONED FLAVOR, EXCELLENT FOR BAKING. HEAVY YIELDING.
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Large Bareroots  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/20 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/22
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/22
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018
6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews
Write a review
Astonished
Jan 19, 2012  |  
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
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.

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