Are Tubers of Ornamental Sweet Potato Edible - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Linda A. Kaskeski
Camden, DE
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?

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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