Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Georgia Jet'
Spacing: 12 - 15 inches between plants, 3 - 4 feet apart.
Depth: 2 - 3 inches. Set plants out 1 - 2 weeks after danger of frost is past. Soil temperature should be 60 degrees F. Mound soil over row as plants grow until the ridge is 8 - 15 inches high.
Spread: Up to 20 feet in warmer areas.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
Pollinator: Self pollinating.
Yield: 100 lbs per 100 foot row.
Color: Violet - light pink.
Foliage: Thick, green, heart-shaped foliage.
Blooms: Late Summer.
Fruit: Deep orange, moist, tasty flesh; deep red skin.
Form: Annual. Vining.
Flower Form: Seldom produced.
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam soli. pH 5.0 - 6.5.
Growth Rate: Fast - for short growing seasons.
Size: 2 inches.
Comments: Prized for cold-tolerance and productivity. 2.5 times yield of standard varieties. High Vitamin A content. Thrives in both North and South.
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