Ipomoea batatas - Perennial to annual. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Prefers a  fertile well drained soil. Aerial part of the plant grows as a vigorous vine, making an excellent ground cover. Water regularily during main growing season. Sweet potato is a delicious and very nutritious vegetable, and  easy to grow at home. Enjoys really hot weather. They do need 4-6 months of frost free weather to produce tubers. Young leaves and tips are edible. Underground tubers are harvested in the autumn. Foliage and vines can be fed to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and rabbits. It can be fed to animals fresh or dried. Poultry can also eat the fresh leaves and tubers.

Sweet Potato, Purple

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