- Environmental Factors
- Mineral Nutrients
- Weed & Pest Management
- Cleaning & Storage
Vegetable Seed Production
|Common Name: Sweet Potato
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas
Sweet Potato introduction & history
Genetically sweet potato is a hexaploid (6N - 90) of unknown parentage. Therefore, it does not grow true-to-type from seed and is not propagated by seed. Commercial propagation is vegetative and seeds are used only for plant breeding..
The sweet potato is a perennial dicot grown as an annual in the US. This a warm season frost intolerant crop that requires a long growing season of 100 to 150 days without cold weather. The plant is a trailing vine with smooth, flat, cordate to lobed leaves borne on erect petioles.