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sweet potatoes per plant?

My daughter asked me to buy sweet potato plants. I bought 9 ( at Lowe's ) and planted 5, and gave 4 away.

Having never planted these before, I have no idea what kind of yield to expect.
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Re: sweet potatoes per plant?

If you do it right 1 plant will produce 50 lbs of potatoes and require a 50 foot diameter circle to grow all the vines.

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Re: sweet potatoes per plant?

it is a long crops about 150 days and yes the vines will ramble.
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Re: sweet potatoes per plant?

Interesting because the label that came with them said "plant 12" to 18" apart.......
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Re: sweet potatoes per plant?

We usually get 3-6 bigger sweets, and 4-5 smaller ones from the same plant.

Our PA garden was harder to grow them in because it doesn't stay hot long enough to get a *good* crop. In SC, I'd certainly never get a 50 pound yield from one plant. I think you can get some nice medium sized ones! We dug ours up after the first frost kills the vines. Good luck in PA!
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Re: sweet potatoes per plant?

Wish I could grow them here on the south west coast of Canada; zone 7-and-maybe-a-bit. Are there any "early" varieties that might be possibles? Smaller spuds would be fine with me - the ones in the stores would each feed a medium-size family.
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Re: sweet potatoes per plant?

would each feed a medium-size family.
NU-UH!! I ain't sharing MY fat sweet! Except for with the wee one... She's too cute with her pweases... :roll:
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