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Decorative sweet potatoes

Post  Missed-Em on 6/4/2012, 6:52 pm

A neighbor asked if the decorative form of sweet potatoe produces tubers and if they do are they edible. So I'm asking here, do they and are they?

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Re: Decorative sweet potatoes

Post  walshevak on 6/4/2012, 9:03 pm

Sometimes they do and they will not harm you if you eat them, but supposedly they taste terrible, not sweet, and very starchy.

I stuck my tubers in a plastic bag last year and some of them sprouted. So I put the tubers in cups of water and got some roots on the tubers and a number of slips per tuber. Enough for my flower pots, my DIL's flower pots and a few for my daughter. I cut the slips off and rooted them in water.
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