Murasaki Sweet Potato Features:
Murasaki sweet potatoes are the prettiest sweet potato variety we offer. They're also one of the most nutritious! This variety produces sweet potatoes that have a beautiful purple exterior and a white flesh. Murasaki is extremely popular in Asian markets, but is quickly gaining popularity nationwide as a favorite amongst backyard gardeners.
Murasaki sweet potatoes have a nutty flavor, similar to a water chestnut. They are not as high-yielding as some of our orange sweet potato varieties, but they have a much higher vitamin content. The drier flesh on these helps them store much longer than orange sweet potato varieties.
Murasaki Sweet Potato Growing Tips:
Murasaki sweet potatoes have the longest maturity date of any variety we offer. We list the maturity date at 140 days, but we have been able to get quality harvests at 120 days in some cases. The longer maturity date makes this a difficult variety for northern gardeners. We only recommend growing this variety if you have a long growing season.
Murasaki sweet potato plants should be spaced 16" along the row for optimal yields. This variety is more virus-resistant than other varieties and produces beautiful vines. The vines don't always produce flowers, but the purple flowers are a sight to see!
*For more general sweet potato growing tips, click here.
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.