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Ornamental Sweet Potato Tuber - Edible?

Posted by hostagrams 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 11, 06 at 18:12

Frost is coming -- I dug up my big pots today and planted the hosta and huechera in the garden . . . brought in some annuals to take cuttings . . . to my surprise, my ornamental sweet potato vine produced a huge pink tuber!

Does anyone know if it's edible? Sure surprised me to find it there!


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RE: Ornamental Sweet Potato Tuber - Edible?

Yes, if they are old enough, they develop a potato. They are edible, but stringy and tough. (Not that you would eat them, but the leaves and stems are poisonous).
You can store it in a fairly cool place and plant it again next year.

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