(120 days) Japanese-type sweet potato requires a longer season to mature; it may pose a challenge to northern growers, but the eating quality is unbeatable. Rich nutty flavor and high sugar content. A shoo-in for our southern customers. If you’re one of those Yankee gardeners who can’t back down from a dare (who says you can’t grow figs and artichokes in Maine?), this is the sweet for you. Well worth the extra effort. NEW!
This item will drop-ship priority mail directly to you from our supplier according to your planting zone (please see below). If you would like to request a different shipping week than the one recommended for your zone, just drop us a note as you're checking out with your order, and we'd be happy to accommodate you!
Ipomoea batatas Sweet potato slips are drop-shipped directly to you from our supplier, so shipments can arrive from mid-April through late May according to your planting zone.
Sweet potato slip ship dates
Zones 8, 9, 10
mid- to late-April
mid-April to early May
early to mid-May
Zones 3, 4, 5
mid- to late-May
Shipping schedule may change due to weather conditions or other variables. You will be notified via email when your order has shipped.
When Your Sweet Potato Slips Arrive
Slips that can’t be planted right away should be put in a vase of water in a warm sunny location. Slips that arrive with few leaves or roots are still likely to perform well; if the slips arrive slimy and rotten, please email us with pictures.