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Murasaki Purple

Sweet Potato Slips

$15.00


The Murasaki Purple Sweet Potato is a very delicious purple-skinned sweet potato with white flesh. This sweet potato variety is a Japanese sweet potato that offers very good yields and a delicious taste!

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PRE-ORDER for 2020 spring delivery. See shipping schedule below.

Learning Download: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes may appear similar to regular potatoes, but unlike regular potatoes which grow best in a cooler environment, sweet potatoes do better in the heat.

Before Planting: For those living in warm climates, plant sweet potatoes a month after the last spring frost, as soon as the temperatures outside and the soil temperatures have warmed up considerably. To obtain a sweet potato slip, cut a sweet potato in half lengthwise and bury each half in damp potting soil. Keep the slips moist and warm, and shoots should sprout within a few days. Leaves will follow the shoots.

Planting: Shoots should be between 4 and 8 inches tall before they’re transplanted outside. When the shoots are old enough, transplant them outside. Since sweet potatoes like it warm, plant the transplants in raised rows, which are usually about 8 inches higher than ground level.

Watering: Water your sweet potato plants weekly since a regular watering schedule will help prevent the sweet potato skin from splitting.

Fertilizer: Add fertilizer containing potassium approximately two weeks after planting the slips.

Days to Maturity: Tubers are ready to harvest when the plant’s foliage turns from green to yellow. (See each variety for days to maturity)

Harvesting: The tubers will grow close to the surface, so dig gently when harvesting. If harvesting too roughly, the sweet potato skin will bruise.

Tips: To avoid vines over growing , gently weed the vines two weeks after you’ve planted the slips. Avoid using a hoe so you don’t disrupt the feeder roots.

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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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