Patate sucrée Sweet potato Camote Süsskartoffel
Soil :Light, sandy soil best, but can adapt to any fertile, well drained soil.
Position : Full sun
Frost tolerant : No.
Helped by: Okra
Sow and Plant :Plant ‘slips’ that grow from sprouting tubers in late spring or early summer, after the soil is very warm.
Spacing :Single Plants: 1′ 5″ (45cm) each way; Rows: 1′ 5″ (45cm) with 1′ 11″ (60cm) row gap
Feeding : Mix a light application of a balanced organic fertilizer into the soil before planting.
Harvesting :Dig in fall when the soil is still warm. Cure in a warm, airy place for two weeks before storing at cool room temperatures.
Yield per 10ft of row: 12lbs
Time to harvest: 140-150days
Troubleshooting :Deer are fond of sweet potato vines.
Notes :Okra and Sweet Potato are mutually beneficial when planted simultaneously.
Sweet potatoes form a dense green ground cover under hot summer conditions. Tubers are often found 12 inches or more from the plant’s primary crown, so dig carefully. Although not from the solanaceae family, sweet potatoes are often placed in that group for crop rotation purposes because they share several important pests and diseases such as wireworms and nematodes which is why we show it as solanaceae.