Ipomoea Purple Passion Sweet Potato Slips

Ipomoea Purple Passion Sweet Potato Slips
Ipomoea Purple Passion Sweet Potato Slips

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A distinctive sweet potato that grows on an attractive vine and performs well in all regions
SKU 29783-PK-25
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Key Characteristics

2 - 11

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Ipomoea Purple Passion Sweet Potato Slips

Days to Maturity: 110

Purple Passion Sweet Potato, a distinctive root vegetable, boasts an elongated shape akin to a cucumber, complete with a fairly consistent width along its entire length. The striking purple skin and flesh of these sweet potatoes make them a visually appealing choice, particularly when roasted alongside Murasaki and orange sweet potatoes. Renowned as a superfood, Purple Passion Sweet Potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium. They also provide valuable nutrients such as iron, calcium, protein, and beneficial amino acids, with a notable richness in anthocyanin.

As a tender perennial, commonly cultivated as an annual, Purple Passion Sweet Potato belongs to the morning glory family (Convolvulacea). It is characterized by its vining slip and rapid growth in warm soils and is often prized for its ornamental value. These slips are self-pollinating, adding to the plant's appeal.

Purple Passion Sweet Potato is renowned for its hardiness and ease of cultivation, thriving in sunny spots with well-drained soil. For the best texture and flavor, maintaining evenly moist soil is key. This variety demonstrates significant disease resistance and a degree of drought tolerance once fully established.

As a warm-season vegetable, sweet potato is sensitive to cold temperatures and frost. It is ideally direct sown into warm spring soil post the last frost date, as planting in cooler soils can impede maturity. Employing mulch is beneficial in moderating soil temperature, retaining moisture, and controlling weeds, all contributing to the successful cultivation of these uniquely colored sweet potatoes.

Bare Root Sweet Potato Definition:
Also known as slips.
Slips are sprouts grown from a mature sweet potato's eye.
Genetically identical to the parent potato.
A faster way to grow potatoes vs seed.

NOTE: This item contains 25 bareroot slips. Sweet potato slips are shipped separately from seed orders, at proper planting time for your area.

Cannot ship to CA

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Ipomoea
Species batatas
Variety Purple Passion
Product Classification Vegetables
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Days To Maturity 110.00
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Edible
Uses Cuisine, Outdoor
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
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