Are Tubers of Ornamental Sweet Potato Edible - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Linda A. Kaskeski
Camden, DE
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Question by dedekaz
September 12, 1998
I am growing the ornamental Sweet Potato vine 'Marguerite' as a temporary ground cover. I found huge rose-colored tubers in the ground beneath the vines. Are they edible?


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Answer from NGA
September 12, 1998
The tubers are edible, but they aren't very good. Most are are quite hard and have a very bland taste. These vines are definitely grown for their spectacular beauty in the garden and not their culinary features.

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