Ornamental Sweet Potato Edible - Knowledgebase Question

Purcellville, VA
Question by pekavila
October 4, 1998
I bought an "ornamental sweet potato vine". It grew the largest potatoes I have ever seen. Can I eat them, or are they toxic? They give off a milky substance when they are cut.


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Answer from NGA
October 4, 1998

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You could eat these, but they aren't very tasty! Edible sweet potatoes have been bred for flavor....but not the ornamental varieties. I've heard they taste like "dirt". Let us know!

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