Murasaki Japanese Sweet Potato Plant

A Japanese Sweet Potato with Superior Disease Resistance
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Features to Note


4 - 9

Mature Height

18 IN

Mature Width

6 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Days to Maturity: 100

Sweet Potato Murasaki, a Japanese sweet potato, is grown as a root vegetable. The sweet potatoes are medium to large in size with an elongated, somewhat bulbous, oblong shape. They have deep purple skin and white flesh that has a sweet, nutty flavor. Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood for their nutrient rich content, having a high (top 20) Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score (ANDI), or micronutrient-per-calorie density. They are an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium. Sweet potatoes also contain iron, calcium, protein, and beneficial amino acids.

A tender perennial, typically grown as an annual, Sweet Potato Murasaki is a member of the morning glory family (Convolvulacea). Despite its Louisiana roots, Murasaki is often referred to as a Japanese sweet potato. A vining plant, Murasaki grows quickly in warm soils and has a moderate yield. The plant is self-pollinating.

Sweet Potato Murasaki is cold hardy and easy to grow, growing best in sunny locations with well-draining soil. For best texture and flavor, soils should be kept evenly moist. This sweet potato variety is highly resistant to southern root-knot nematode. It is also resistant to soil rot and fusarium root rot.

A warm-season vegetable, sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, sweet potatoes can be direct sown into warm spring soil after the last frost date. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature as well as to maintain soil moisture and control weeds.

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 plants (slips) are shipped separately from seed orders, at proper planting time for your area.


Genus: Ipomoea
Species: batatas
Variety: 'Murasaki-29'
Item Form: Bareroot
Category: Vegetables
Bloom Season Start: Early Summer
Bloom Season End: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Green, Multi-Color, Pink
Habit: Vining
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Ornamental, Specimen
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: AL, AZ, CA, GU, LA, MS, NC, PR, TN, TX, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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