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#1 Thu 19 Jul 12 6:21am

Birdymum

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From Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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Growing white sweet potato, purple inside?

Has anybody elce grown a sweet potato that is white on the outside  with a bright purple inside?

We planted the shoots off one of these a few months ago and now have a lovely patch of sweet potato but don't know when to harvest or how?

It has had a few flowers but these have come and gone with  mid winter if that makes any difference.

Oh and what we ate of it was delicious and still purple when cooked. thumbsup

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#2 Thu 19 Jul 12 2:10pm

MsPablo

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Re: Growing white sweet potato, purple inside?

If you are talking about Okinawa sweet potatoes:
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/artic … 40317.html

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#3 Fri 20 Jul 12 1:15am

Birdymum

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From Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Member since Thu 23 Oct 08

Re: Growing white sweet potato, purple inside?

thanks Mrs P, that article is exactly what I needed.
Okinawan sweet potato sounds like the one we have.

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#4 Fri 20 Jul 12 1:35am

MsPablo

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Re: Growing white sweet potato, purple inside?

We get a nice variety of blue and purple potatoes these days, but this one, we don't get as often and seeing the growth habit kind of made me realize that it may be just too spreading and invasive?

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#5 Fri 20 Jul 12 2:01pm

Birdymum

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From Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Member since Thu 23 Oct 08

Re: Growing white sweet potato, purple inside?

I don't know if it will get too big we have never grown it before, this is a trial run. It is not often available here so I'm hoping it works out, but it can always be dug out and something else planted in it's place.  crossed

Hopefully not famous last words.  yikes

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