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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Sweet potato

Rich in vitamins A

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 10 to 20 plants
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 30 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 12 inches between plants in row
  • 150 days from planting to eating stage
  • 9,510 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 23 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For sweet potato-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Beauregard
      Light red skin, orange flesh; good sprout producer, high yields, early
    • Hernandez
      Copper skin, orange flesh
    • Jewel
      Copper skin, orange flesh
    • Centennial
      Early, orange flesh

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      May 1 to June 15
    • Central Missouri
      May 10 to June 10
    • North Missouri
      May 15 to June 5

 

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