Georgia Jet Sweet Potato Features:
Georgia Jet is our best-tasting sweet potato variety! This variety produces large sweet potatoes that are more round as opposed to being elongated like other varieties. Georgia Jet sweet potatoes have a beautiful red exterior with a bright orange flesh.
Our Georgia Jet sweet potato plants produce the most moist sweet potatoes you've ever had! This older variety has been a favorite of gardeners for decades and continues to be one of our top sellers. With a 90 day maturity date, Georgia Jet is a great choice for northern gardeners with a shorter growing season.
Georgia Jet Sweet Potato Growing Tips:
With ideal growing conditions, Georgia Jet can yield 1 lb or more of delicious sweet potatoes per row foot in your backyard garden. Georgia Jet sweet potato plants produce long, running vines. We recommend planting them on a 4' row spacing so that they have plenty of room to crawl.
Because they're more round than elongated, they are prone to cracking. This tends to happen when plants receive inconsistent watering as they approach their maturity date. Providing consistent irrigation throughout the growth cycle will result in higher quality sweet potatoes are harvest time. If you frequently have issues with sweet potatoes cracking, we suggest planting on a 8-10" in-row spacing as opposed to the traditional 10-12" spacing.
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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.