Much Healthier Sweet Potatoes Aiming To Take Over Market
Sweet potatoes are grabbing a bigger share of the potato market each year, and it’s because they are much healthier for you. Now there are sweet potato fries and chips at any grocery store, and most restaurants offer baked sweet potatoes in lieu of regular baked potatoes and many offer sweet potato fries as a side as well. Previously, due to their long-growing-season requirement they were one of the favorite crops for Southern gardeners, but now with plant breeders introducing earlier varieties, sweet potatoes can be grown almost anywhere, even in the far North.
“Our certified, freshly-dug and packed, sweet potato plants are shipped directly from our growing station in Tennessee. These cold-sensitive plants cannot be shipped from Tennessee before April 15. Please do not order if you require delivery before April 15. We will ship your plants after April 15, just as soon as the weather has sufficiently warmed in your area.
“Similarly, we cannot ship sweet potato plants anywhere after June 5, as it is too hot. We can ship to any state except Alaska and Hawaii (See special note on California). We cannot ship to foreign countries or U.S. possessions. We can now ship sweet potatoes to California if we use expedited shipping. Please add a flat $3 to any order shipped to California, whether you buy 12 or 500 plants.
“All orders are accompanied with detailed growing instructions and prize-winning recipes. With new early varieties and the same old fabulous taste, there’s now no excuse not to grow sweet potatoes anywhere! We do suggest that if you live in the extreme North that you cover your rows 2 to 3 weeks before your plants arrive with our Red Mulch Film to warm the soil and aid growth.”