Sweet Potato Variety ID Help -

jsouth20September 6, 2012

Hi folks,

I picked up some sweet potato slips at a roadside stand in central Virginia and they turned out to be wonderful. The only problem being I have no idea what variety they are. I was hoping someone could ID from the leaf. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Sugar maple. Better get hold of some buckets and taps :)

Farmerdill may know, or Dar Jones. I'm not expert enough.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 8:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Maybe Puerto Rico bush sweet potato

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 8:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

There are dozens of Ivy leaf varieties. It can be narrowed down a bit with photos and description of the actual sweet potato.

Carver is the most popular, light orange flesh, not as sweet as the current commercial varieties Beauregard and Covington.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sandhill Sweet potato list

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 8:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Wow...thanks for all the quick help!! I wish I had a pic of the actual 'tuber'. The potato had pale orange-like skin, with the flesh being yellowish in color. Once cooked, the flesh seemed dry at first, but became very creamy with a little butter added. Also, it had a fairly sweet flavor.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 12:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That narrows the list a bit. If light orange is a possibility can't rule that out yet. Yellowish could include cream fleshed varieties. Anyhow possibilities include: Carolina Nugget ( cut leaf, pink skin, cream orange flesh) Copper Jewel (cut leaf,pink red skin, light orange flesh) Goldrush Red (cut leaf, Pale orge skin, pale orange flesh) Gold Star (Cut leaf, pink skin, pale orange flesh) Carver ( cut leaf, pink-red skin, pale orange flesh) Nemagold ( cut leaf,orange-tan skin, light orange flesh)Oakleaf ( cut leaf, pink skin, light orange flesh) Red Ivy Leaf, Ringley's Porto Rico (cut leaf, tan skin, apricot flesh)

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 1:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
fertilizer for tomatoes
are tomatoes heavy feeders ? some say fertilize other...
Old fertilizer question
I have a large bag of 10-10-10 that got wet. I doubt...
gardening math for beginners and those still learning
to help newbies and other people who have trouble knowing...
hand pollinate broccolini?
Thanks to you guys, I realized that I bought Broccoli...
NewTXGardener (8a Dallas)
What's the best way to fertilize/enrich a large garden plot?
I have a community garden I'm working on with over...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™