Supreme Variety Collection
Supreme Variety Collection
Covington - 100 Days; Orleans - 90 Days
All plants are packed and shipped the same day. See our shipping schedule below.
Our Supreme Variety Collection includes two varieties that were developed by universities for improved production and a higher percentage of top-grade sweet potatoes per hill. Both of these varieties are quickly gaining popularity over some of the older varieties that have been favorites of gardeners for decades. If you want high yields and beautiful sweet potatoes, this collection is for you!
The Supreme Variety Collection Includes:
Covington Sweet Potato Plants
Covington is an improved sweet potato developed by NC State University. It produces large bunches of the uniform, beautiful sweet potatoes on each plant. This is a very popular variety for market farmers because it yields significantly more high-grade sweet potatoes than other varieties.
Orleans Sweet Potato Plants
Orleans is a newer sweet potato variety developed by Louisiana State University. It was created as an improvement to Beauregard and produces abundant yields of consistently-sized sweet potatoes in each hill. They include the same disease-resistance found in Beauregard sweet potatoes, but are sweeter and have a higher eating quality.
Growing the Supreme Variety Collection:
Covington and Orleans sweet potato plants will produce long trailing vines and should be given plenty of space to roam in your backyard garden. We recommend planting both of these varieties on a 4' row spacing so they have plenty of room to crawl. If growing conditions are ideal, these varieties can yield 1 lb or more of sweet potatoes per row foot of garden.
Sweet potato plants prefer warmer soils, so they should not be planted until the soil has sufficient warmed in spring or early summer. We suggest a 10-12" plant spacing along the row for best results. Consistent irrigation throughout the growth cycle will result in a more bountiful harvest and more #1 grade sweet potatoes.
*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.