Introduced from a virus free clone, Sweet Potato ‘Beauregard Improved’ has been phenomenally popular as it is similar to the tubers on supermarket shelves. Tubers tend to be smaller Sweet Potato ‘T65’ but have the same distinctive salmon-orange flesh with a sweeter more pronounced flavour. Spread: up to 3m (9').
Please note: We supply 'slips' (cuttings) which are despatched by first class post in our special boxes and must be opened immediately. 'Slips' will look withered on arrival, but just place them in a glass of water overnight. Pot them up individually ensuring the length of the stem to the base of the leaves is covered (use our ‘Sweet Potato Potting On Kit’).
Plant sweet potatoes 30cm (12”) apart, leaving 75cm (30”) between rows. Grow sweet potatoes in rich fertile, light sandy well drained soil. They prefer an acid or neutral soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Water generously after planting.
Culinary note: Culinary uses of sweet potato are similar to potatoes - boil, steam, bake, fry, mash or batter fry as 'tempura'. The leaves and tips of young shoots can be cooked as a spinach substitute.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
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Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
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