Sweet Potato Ipomoea Erato Orange
Sweet Potato Ipomoea Erato Orange

Sweet Potato Ipomoea Erato Orange

Grow delicious, exotic looking Sweet Potatoes at home!
  • Orange-fleshed, red-skinned potatoes which are perfect for growing in pots and containers, or direct in the ground.
  • A sweet and tasty alternative to white potaotes, but just as easy to grow!
  • Versatile vegetables packed full of vitamins and healthy goodness, they're ideal for mashing, baking, chipping or even mixing into yummy curries, stews and casseroles.
  • The vigorous plants will develop large tubers in the summer and will be ready for harvest from September through to October.
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to plant.

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Item: 350085
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One of the most versatile vegetables, sweet potatoes have become exceedingly popular over the last decade thanks to their delicious flavour, ease of cooking and all the new and unique ways to create a storm in the kitchen - with a healthier, vitamin rich twist on a normal white potato and with its bright orange flesh and red skin ‘Erato Orange’ brings an exotic flavour to your cooking!

With extra dietary fibre in a sweet potato compared to a normal potato, many of us are adding more and more sweet potato into our diets, and it's so easy to do. From typical mashing, boiling or baking, to chips, soups, curries and stews, there are so many wonderful dishes that are so easy to make - so why not grow your own?

Grow in hot conditions, preferably in a greenhouse or conservatory. Perfect for growing in pots, they'll grow to a maximum of approx. 30cm tall and with regular watering, the vigorous plants will develop large tubers in the summer and will be ready for harvest from September through to October. The tubers can even be harvested in the autumn and stored until you want to use them.

Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to plant.

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Item 350085 supplied as:

Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to plant.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Care Information

How to grow

Outdoors: If grown outdoors, sweet potatoes need moisture-retentive, free-draining soil, in a sheltered, sunny position (they are particularly happy in organic rich sand).

  • Prepare the ground as necessary.
  • Use black polythene, to warm the soil and suppress weed growth. Lay the polythene over the soil several weeks before planting, from late March or April as the soil starts to warm up.
  • Grow the plants on in a bright, frost-free position in the greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill, until late May until early June, potting on as necessary.
  • ‘Harden off’ before planting outdoors, in slits through the polythene.
  • Cover with cloches or fleece – the temperature lift makes all the difference.

Indoors: Grow sweet potatoes in a glasshouse in large tubs, growing-bags or the glasshouse border, transplanting from the pots once they have produced plenty of roots.

  • The foliage can be trained up string, canes or trellis. Any good growing medium is satisfactory, including peat-free types.
  • Sweet potatoes crop best at temperatures between 21-26°C (70-80°F).
  • Keep greenhouse plants well-watered and feed every other week with a high-potassium liquid feed.
  • Overwinter plants in a frost-free greenhouse or windowsill.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
30 cm
100 cm
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