Sweet Potatoes grow very well in Orlando and neighboring cities. You can plant and grow sweet potatoes from February to June.
Sweet potatoes are generally grown from slips, like potatoes you can sprout from a mature sweet potato but we recommend starting with certified disease-free slips. Centennial and Beauregard are two varieties that grow well in Central Florida.
Sweet potatoes will reach full maturity in about 90 to 120 days from planting.
Preparing your soil for growing sweet potatoes in Orlando.
Nematodes can be an issue in Florida so we recommend having the soil tested prior to planting. Sweet potatoes do well in full sun so ensure that you pick the right location. Sweet potatoes like sandy loose soil, avoid soils with high clay content. A depth of 12 inches is recommended.
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