Ipomoea batatas 'Okinawa' - Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato

Okinawan Sweet Potatoes are known to be the reason why the old natives of Okinawa used to live for so long. TThe high concentration of purple Xanthocyans in this tuber have life-lengthening properties. This cultivar is quite popular in SE Asia to Hawaii. It forms clumps (n,ot much running) and takes about 5-6 months to be gathered.

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Okinawan Sweet Potatoes are known to be the reason why the old natives of Okinawa used to live for so long. TThe high concentration of purple Xanthocyans in this tuber have life-lengthening properties. This cultivar is quite popular in SE Asia to Hawaii. It forms tight clumps (it does not run!) and takes about 5-6 months to be gathered.

What do we ship?

We ship sweet potatoes in different formats according to the season and state of growth. You might receive one potted plant, or one tuber, or three rooting cuttings wrapped in sphagnum.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 50cm-100cm
Botanical family Convolvulaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Violet
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
Shape Groundcovers
All orders arriving after 10th July will be shipped in September. This is due to the high temperatures in the month of August and possible delays caused by general holidays and reduced opening hours by the customs service, carriers, etc.