Murasaki Japanese Sweet Potato Slips

Pack of 25
Item #29274-PK-25


A Japanese Sweet Potato with Superior Disease Resistance

Days to Maturity: 100

Sweet Potato Murasaki, a Japanese sweet potato, is grown as a root vegetable. The sweet potatoes are medium to large in size with an elongated, somewhat bulbous, oblong shape. They have deep purple skin and white flesh that has a sweet, nutty flavor. Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood for their nutrient rich content, having a high (top 20) Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score (ANDI), or micronutrient-per-calorie density. They are an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium. Sweet potatoes also contain iron, calcium, protein, and beneficial amino acids.

A tender perennial, typically grown as an annual, Sweet Potato Murasaki is a member of the morning glory family (Convolvulacea). Despite its Louisiana roots, Murasaki is often referred to as a Japanese sweet potato. A vining slip, Murasaki grows quickly in warm soils and has a moderate yield. The slips are self-pollinating.

Sweet Potato Murasaki is cold hardy and easy to grow, growing best in sunny locations with well-draining soil. For best texture and flavor, soils should be kept evenly moist. This sweet potato variety is highly resistant to southern root-knot nematode. It is also resistant to soil rot and fusarium root rot.

A warm-season vegetable, sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, sweet potatoes can be direct sown into warm spring soil after the last frost date. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature as well as to maintain soil moisture and control weeds.

Bare Root Sweet Potato Definition:
Also known as slips.
Slips are sprouts grown from a mature sweet potato's eye.
Genetically identical to the parent potato.
A faster way to grow potatoes vs seed.

NOTE: This item contains 25 bareroot slips. Sweet potato slips are shipped separately from seed orders, at proper planting time for your area.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Ipomoea
Species batatas
Variety 'Murasaki-29'
ppaf PP19955
Item Form Pack of 25
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Vining
Plant Height 18 in
Plant Width 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Canada, California, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Alabama

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