Growing Calendar for Purple Sweet Potato Molokai x5 Slips
Delivery: Mid April to Late May
Be the first to grow this purple sweet potato in the UK. Originating from Hawaii you’ll get that exotic flavour when you add this nutritious yam-like carbohydrate to your meals. A mid-season variety harvest extra-long sweet potatoes easy to peel and cut from August and into September.
Enjoy the summer sun harvesting these generous-sized and extra nutritious sweet potatoes. Much higher in antioxidants that the orange-fleshed types, this variety is truly age-defying as part of a healthy diet.
Enjoy the sweet, creamy flesh that has a slight nutty flavour when you mash it, boil it or steam it. So versatile and delicious.
Plant sweet potato Purple Molokai up in a sunny site in spring in rich soil to cover the roots of the slips only. Plant next to a wall so the stems have something to climb up, and space these slips 18in (45cm) apart to give the plants room to grow well.
Water daily throughout the growing season and tie the stems to nearby supports as they grow, either up a trellis or up bamboo canes.
Just grow them on in a sunny position and they’ll reward you with handsome harvests in late summer.
How your plants arrive
These plants arrive to you as 5 slips around 8in (20cm)in length. A ‘slip’ is the name given to sweet potato plants when they are young healthy little shoots with a bundle of roots attached. They are itching to get growing into large and productive plants once planted.
These slips arrive to you in plastic bags in an envelope. The plastic bag keeps the air environment around the slips nice and humid which is really healthy for plants at this stage.
As soon as the slips arrive immerse them in a glass of water so that ¾ of the stem is submerged; leave them overnight to revive and firm up ready for potting on.
Can’t plant straight away?
Keep them in a glass of water for up to a maximum of 2 days away from direct sunlight. Look to planting in their permanent position within 2 days.
Sweet potatoes are colourful, tasty and lower in calories than traditional potatoes. View here how to grow your own!
Please unpack the plants as soon as you receive them and sit them in a tray of shallow water if they appear to have dried out in transit.
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