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Sweet Potato 'Sweet Heart Red'

Ipomoea batatas

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Sweet Heart Red is part of the Ipomoea genus and is a Sweet Potato variety. Its scientific name is Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Heart Red'. It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Sweet Heart Red 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 Heart Red Sweet Potato is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Sweet Heart Red

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Keep in mind when planting that Sweet Heart Red 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 8 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Sweet Heart Red requires a loamy, sandy and silty soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Sweet Heart Red 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 Sweet Heart Red about 20 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Sweet Heart Red

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sweet Heart Red is a tender plant.

Harvesting Sweet Heart Red