I need to buy a potato...seriously

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Wifezilla, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Not just ANY potato, but I want a Korean Purple Sweet Potato so I can make slips and then grow them in my garden this spring. If anyone has one of these, please let me know. I will also consider other early maturing varieties that will grow in Zone 4 like Envy, White Frazier, etc...

    I know many of these are available through places like Sand Hill preservation, but you can't select which variety you get an have to take what they give you. I have very limited space and don't want to take chances on getting something I don't like. hence my potato request.

    (See? Now this post wasn't as weird as you thought it was going to be now was it?)
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    [​IMG] Still kinda weird WZ! [​IMG] I hope you find the right tater for you!! I thought this was gonna be about tater guns [​IMG]
     
  3. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
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    Have you tried bribing Sand Hill?

    I've found there's always a price someone is willing to take to sort through a sack of potatoes for you. [​IMG]
     
  4. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sand Hill DOES sell them individually, not just as parts of assortments, but I also found this site: http://abundantacres.net/sweetpot.htm

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    also a person with the username "Garden Guy" on the Mother Earth News forum who says he has them. It seems that very, very few do.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I saw that post on MEN, but there was absolutely no contact information.

    Maybe I will call Sand Hill and see if they will part with a potato or two. I know I don't want to wait for them to ship slips even if I can bribe someone to give me the type of potato I want. They wont send them to my region until late May. I plant in March under clear plastic with a wall-o-water type set up.

    I started on this potato search months ago. I had no idea it would be so hard to get what I wanted!
     
  6. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    To save everyone else from going on a quest to find out what the Korean Purple Sweet Potato looks like, click here (if it is correctly identified, that is)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joygant/2902525066/



    And, here is the Hawaiian Purple sweet potato... http://www.hawaiipride.com/sweetpotato.html
    Dunno
    how closely they are related, but there are some good pictures there. Also has a list of sources for this sweet potato. Might be worth calling to ask.
    I'm not sure I'm ready for that on my table yet...
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010

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