Belonging to the Ipomoea genus (Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline'), Sweet Caroline is a variety of Sweet Potato. It grows mainly as a Perennial, which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Sweet Caroline is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Sweet Caroline Sweet Potato is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sweet Caroline have been kindly provided by our members.
How to grow Sweet Caroline
Keep in mind when planting that Sweet Caroline is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Sweet Caroline are Zone 8 and Zone 11. Planting Sweet Caroline in loamy, sandy and silty soil with a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Sweet Caroline from seed
Sow 3.9 inches
(10.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.46 feet
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sweet Caroline about 20 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Sweet Caroline
As Sweet Caroline is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
Harvesting Sweet Caroline