Beauregard Sweet Potato Features:
Beauregard is a fast-maturing sweet potato variety that is widely-adapted to southern and northern growing zones. This variety produces a high percentage of #1 grade sweet potatoes in just 90-100 days, making it a great option for gardeners with a shorter growing season. Beauregard is the most popular variety grown in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Beauregard produces large, elongated potatoes that have a red skin and orange flesh. They have a slightly sweet flavor that is comparable to that of a winter squash or pumpkin. The fine-grained flesh has a creamy consistency when cooked, making this a great sweet potato for baking and making sweet treats.
Beauregard Sweet Potato Growing Tips:
Beauregard sweet potato plants produce long, trailing vines. As such, you'll want to give the plants plenty of room to roam. This variety performs best in an in-ground garden with adequate space, and would not be well-suited for container or raised bed gardens.
Sweet potato plants prefer warmer soils, so we recommend waiting to plant when your soils are sufficiently warm in late spring. Beauregard sweet potato plants should be planted on a 10-12" plant spacing along the row. You can plant individual rows as close as 3', but we suggest a 4' row spacing for large vining varieties like Beauregard.
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Certified Sweet Potato Plants
All our sweet potato plants are inspected and certified to be disease-free. Our fields are regularly inspected and the sweet potatoes are checked daily during the harvest period.
The sweet potatoes are inspected again once in the storage house and checked a fourth time when placed in the beds for plant production.
This certification process is rigorous, but ensures our customers receive the highest-quality sweet potato plants.
Sweet potato plants should be planted once the risk of frost has passed and soils have warmed. Our plant shipping schedule ensures your sweet potato plants will arrive when your weather is ideal for planting. This schedule also ensures that you'll receive your plants in time for the sweet potato plants to reach full maturity before your first frost in fall.