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Gurneys Sweet Potato Covington Bareroot Plant (12-Pack)

Gurneys Sweet Potato Covington Bareroot Plant (12-Pack)

Regular price $7.50 USD
Regular price $25.00 USD Sale price $7.50 USD
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From North Carolina State, its rapidly replacing Beauregard in commercial plantings. Not because of flavor, both are sweet with great flavor. And it isnt because of yield, they are both very good yielders. In truth, there are three key differences: 1) Storage time is much longer than Beauregard (which can begin to deteriorate beginning in January). 2) Covington roots are very uniform in shape and not prone to produce misshapen or long, narrow roots. (Georgia Jet is especially prone to misshapen roots and football-sized lunkers that are hard to bake or process.) 3) Covington is resistant to Russet crack and Southern root-knot nematode, either of which can make growing sweet potatoes very discouraging! Great for boiling, roasting, or mashing. 100–115 DAYS.
  • Each offer includes 12 dormant bare root plants
  • For best results
  • grow in loamy
  • well drained soil with some organic matter
  • Reaches standard mature height of 12 to 15 inches tall
  • Space plants approximately 12 to 18 inches apart for best results.
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