Blackie is a popular variety of Sweet Potato, which belongs to the Ipomoea genus (Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Lavender pink. Leaves appear approximately as a Tyrian purple colour. A type of Ornamental, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Blackie is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).
Be aware that Blackie Sweet Potato typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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How to grow Sweet Potato 'Blackie'
Growing Blackie from seed
Will not come true from seed – sterile.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 3.9 inches (10.0 cm).
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Blackie about 20 days after your last frost date.
Sweet Potato 'Blackie' information
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