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Centennial

Sweet Potato Slips

$15.00


Certified – The Centennial Sweet Potato is probably the most widely known variety recognized in America! This variety has a carrot-like color on the inside with a copper to orange outside skin. Centennial is nicknamed “Baby Bakers” and is ready in about 90 days. The delicious Centennial has been used in many bake-off contests and is a favorite for making sweet potato fries!

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PRE-ORDER seed potatoes for 2019 spring delivery. See shipping schedule below.

SOWING: Sweet Potatoes need well-drained and sandy loam soil. Tilling planting area just before planting will help with potato size. Aim for a pH between 6-7.0. You will receive bare-root slips. It is normal for them to be wilted, dry, or pale in color from shipping. If planting must be delayed, wrap the root end of the slips in moist paper towels, keeping the leaves and stems dry. Place upright and keep at room temp., out of direct sunlight and wind. Plant out as soon as danger of frost has passed, and soil temp. is at least 60°F. Plant slips 3-4″ deep, 10-18″ apart in rows 36-60″ apart. Keep well irrigated until plants are established.

HARVEST: Dig roots in fall before first frost. Dig under potatoes and lift up to expose.

STORAGE: Brush soil from roots and cure in a warm, dark, well-ventilated room for 4-7 days to toughen skin.

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Sweet Potato Shipping Schedule

We ship sweet potato slips at just the right time for planting in your area. The map and chart below identify your growing zone and show you when your sweet potatoes will arrive. Please check this page for any updates closer to your shipping date.

Shipping Zones

Spring Shipping Schedule
Vegetable, Herb, & Flower Transplants, Sweet Potatoes
Zones Shipping Begins
8,9,10 April
6,7 May (Sweet Potatoes)
3,4,5 June
Spring Shipping Schedule
Potatoes, Fruit Plants, Onion Sets, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Horseradish, Spring Flower Bulbs
Zones Shipping Begins
8,9,10 March
6,7 March-April
3,4,5 April-May
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