Ipomoea batatas is a tuberous-rooted perennial that has been grown for its orange-fleshed edible root for over 2000 years.
Native to South America, this plant is well-adapted to tropical and subtropical climates.
It will grow successfully over a wide range of climatic conditions where the average frost-free growing season is at least 5 months. Daily temperature must be fairly warm. Consequently, nowadays, the sweet potato is a very popular cultivar throughout the world.
Hishtil supplies its customers with organic young plants of Sweet Potato selected varieties:
Sweet Potato 'Bonita'PBR Organic - EU PBR Number 2011/1012
• A culinary delight
• Consistent tubers shape
• White flesh
• A delicate nutty flavor!
• Excellent disease resistance – a terrific variety for the organic grower
The tuber, can be consumed as vegetable, eaten boiled, baked, fried, or dried. It also
can be ground into flour to make biscuits, bread, and other pastries. Tubers are also cooked, creamed and used as pie fillings.
The leaves are also edible and can be used for filling pastries, soups, smoothies, stir-fried, stews and salads.
According to folk medicine, Sweet potato leaves scalding is reported as a good remedy for asthma, bug bites, burns, fever, nausea, stomach distress and more.
Thanks to its heart-shaped leaves and variety of colors, it turned out to be a popular ornamental foliage plant. The plant's long leaves are colored in bright green
(with pink or white) and dark purple. If grown as a ground cover, the plant stems typically mound to 23 cm tall stems that later on are trailed down and spread up to 20-25 cm wide.
The perennial plant rarely flowers.
|Plant Height||35 CM|
|Planting Time||Late Spring - Summer|
|Light Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growing Temp (°C)||20°C|
|Weeks to 1st Harvest||12-13 Weeks|
|Propagation Units||Rooted Cuttings|
|Pinched RC Plant||No|
|Sales Area||EU – RC Only|
|Lead Time||4 Weeks|
|Recommended Pot Sizes (for retailers)||Weeks||Product Status|
|1L||3 Wks (Pot Sale)|
|14 Wks (Tubers)|
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*All the pictures in this catalogue are shown for illustration purposes only.
*Availability is subjected to final screening and/or commercial decisions and is likely to change.