Sweet potato season - Knowledgebase Question

Winthrop, MA
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Question by jdolots
December 28, 1997
Is the Boston area too far north to sucessfully grow sweet potatoes? If it is feasable to grow them, which variety do you recommend?

Answer from NGA
December 28, 1997
There are several varieties of quick-maturing sweet potato that will thrive in your area. Burpee offers the tried and true 'Georgia Jet' which takes just 90 days to mature (most sweet potatoes need 90-120 warm days to mature). They are tender plants, so be prepared to cover them if an unusual cold snap is predicted. Revisit the Burpee website to scan the on-line catalog, and to order a "real" one.

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