Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas 'Caromex') in the Sweet Potatoes Database

Vegetables
Year Introduced: 1971
Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: North Carolina State University
Days to harvest: 100

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 6-8 ft.
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Leaves
Roots
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Sprouts from mature roots
Parentage: NC228 x NC234.

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