Yam or Sweet Potato?

DeebyJune 7, 2014

Is the dark orange one a yam and the light greenish tan one a sweet potato?

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Slimy_Okra(2b)

Other way around. Also, yams are short-day plants and grow only in the tropics.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 12:08AM
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mav72(10b)

The names are used SO interchangeably that I used to get confused.. A lot of sweet potatoes in my area are sold as yams. I don't even think I've seen a true yam in real life but from what I see from pics, true yams have a slight woody appearance.

http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/yam-sweet-potato

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 12:31AM
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farmerdill

Agreed. A yam is an exotic tropical that will only grow in a frost free zone.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 8:55AM
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Deeby

Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 12:37AM
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