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Sweet Potato 'Sweet Caroline Purple'

Ipomoea batatas

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Sweet Caroline Purple is a variety of Sweet Potato which is a member of the Ipomoea family. Its botanical name is Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Purple'. It grows mainly as a Perennial, which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Sweet Caroline Purple is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).

Sweet Caroline Purple Sweet Potato is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sweet Caroline Purple have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sweet Caroline Purple

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Sweet Caroline Purple is generally regarded as a tender plant, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Sweet Caroline Purple are Zone 8 and Zone 11. Sweet Caroline Purple needs a loamy, sandy and silty soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.8 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Sweet Caroline Purple from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) between Sweet Potato plants.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sweet Caroline Purple about 20 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Sweet Caroline Purple

Sweet Caroline Purple is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Sweet Caroline Purple