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Treasure Island Kaukura Sweet Potato Vine

First of it's kind on the market, a sweet potato that is both edible and ornamental.

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  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height12 - 14 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as3" POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • Purple leaves bring ornamental beauty
  • Delicious tubers high in beta-carotene
  • An award-winning vegetable

This delicious sweet potato grows on a vine whose dark, heart-shaped leaves are not only beautiful and ornamental, but also edible. Use both the foliage and the root (the sweet potato itself) in cooking; blend them into smoothies, or juice them to enjoy an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body converts into vitamin A. It's a fast-growing vine that thrives in full sunlight with watering once a week—more, if it's particularly hot and dry. In 2020, Treasure Island sweet potatoes won the Direct Gardening Association's Green Thumb Award.

Product Details

  • botanical nameIpomoea batatas '17-54' PPAF
  • flower formInsignificant, typically grown for foliage and edible roots.
  • foliage typeVines of purple, heart-shaped leaves.
  • formAnnual Vegetable
  • growth rateFast
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height12 - 14 inches
  • planting instructionsPlant in spring when all danger of frost is past. Gently place in hole twice the size of original container, taking care not to damage the stem. Place plant at same level as in original pot. Gently tamp down soil and water well.
  • pruningPrune only to shape or control length.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship as3" POT
  • spacing6 - 12 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • watering requirementKeep moderately moist, watering once a week, more in hot, dry spells.

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Temperature Sensitive Plants
3A-3B 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
5A 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
5B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
6A 4/25/24 - 6/7/24
6B 4/22/24 - 6/7/24
7A 4/11/24 - 6/7/24
7B 4/8/24 - 5/31/24
8A & 8B 4/1/24 - 5/31/24
9A - 10B 3/25/24 -5/31/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/27/24

    Treasure Island Kaukura Sweet Potato Vine
    Treasure Island Kaukura Sweet Potato Vine
    Treasure Island Kaukura Sweet Potato Vine

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