Potatoes of sweet potato vine

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)October 21, 2012

Pulled these out of the pot on front steps to change up to pansies and snaps. Buried these spuds in the veggie patch. The one on the left is new from cutting this year, the big one was there since spring of '11, as a cutting.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Cool, tho of course theyre not related to true potatoes (solanums)
How do they taste?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 3:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

They're delicious! We ate some last year. I couldn't tell any difference between these and the ones you buy at the store. There's so many things I want to do with this plant next year, so I replanted these instead of cooking them.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 9:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Found on net:

Botanically known as Ipomoea batatas, the sweet potato is a member of the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae and is closely related to the morning glory vine (I. purpurea) and the leafy vegetable, kangkong (I. aquatica). It is not related to the true potato, which is a member of the tomato family, Solanaceae.

There are ornamental sweet potato varieties grown exclusively for their decorative foliage. These ornamental varieties may also produce edible underground tubers but they are usually less prolific and tubers are usually smaller and not as palatable as those that have been bred and grown exclusively for their tuber.

I would wonder about any possible pesticide used by the greenhouse growers.
They can be used to start new plants, they root easily.
Never tasted them...Rina

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 9:35AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Recommended general fertilizer for house plants?
I have a few different green leafy things, random cuttings,...
Can anyone ID this tree?
It's about 8' tall, a normal 'tree shape'. We got it...
Is my pothos dying?
I bought a beautiful verigated pothos a few weeks ago...
Pachira browning
Hi, all! My Pachira needs help. The trunk is not soft...
Only 1/2 of a schefflera remaining...
4 years ago, I adopted this schefflera from a bank...
Sponsored Products
Pink & Brown Dots 'Hugs & Kisses' Cutout Sign
$14.99 | zulily
Athena 23 Silhouette Cue - ATH23 17.0
$118.15 | Hayneedle
16" Clematis Double-Wall Copper Vessel Sink - Medium Antique
Signature Hardware
King Charles Matelasse Sunshine 18-Inch Square Decorative Pillow-Only
$39.99 | Bellacor
Blindsgalore Signature Drapery Panel: Mod Vine Patterned Jacquard
Smiling Swan Table Lamp
$39.99 | Dot & Bo
LED Vintage Park Deck Light by Kichler
$87.20 | Lumens
Pink and Green Stripe 84-inch Curtain Panel Pair
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™