O'Henry Sweet Potato Features:
O'Henry is white sweet potato variety that's a stabilized mutation of the Beauregard sweet potato variety. This variety was named after a Mississippi farmer, Henry Bailey, who was known for growing these. O'Henry sweet potato plants produce elongated sweet potatoes with pointed ends. The sweet potatoes have a tan-colored skin and a white flesh.
O'Henry sweet potatoes have a lighter, more delicate flavor than their orange sweet potato counterparts. This is a great variety for making fries or chips. Many of our customers will mix this variety with Irish potatoes for a more nutritious mashed potato preparation.
O'Henry Sweet Potato Growing Tips:
Our O'Henry sweet potato plants will consistently produce mature sweet potatoes in 90 days. They can, however, be left in the ground closer to 100 days in northern states. It grows very similar to Beauregard and produces beautiful clusters of delicious sweet potatoes under the main plant vine.
Sweet potato plants should not be planted in cool soils. Wait until your backyard garden soils have warmed in late spring or early summer. Sweet potato plants should be given 10-12" of space along the row and the ideal row spacing is 4'. Consistent watering without over saturation will provide the highest yields.
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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.