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Sweet Potato Burgundy

The sweet potato with the most beautiful orange colour

Sweet Potato Burgundy

Lubera starts producing sweet potatoes

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Product information "Sweet Potato Burgundy"

The sweet potato Burgundy does not only have the most intense colour of all the Ipomoea cultivars, but also the most intense flavour. Imagine a slice of sweet potato on your plate: the bright orange and then the sweet, full-bodied, slightly nutty flavour at the might start to integrate sweet potatoes every day in the kitchen! In addition, this variety has the shortest cultivation time and can already develop sufficiently large tubers after 100 days.
Growing season: Burgundy requires 100-110 days to mature, significantly less than older varieties
Growth/health: Resistant to nematodes and soil-borne diseases
Yield: Large and especially regular yields in our climate
Tubers: Very large, regularly shaped, elliptical tubers with a dark wine red colour and bright orange flesh, which is more intense than other varieties; it also keeps its intense colour in storage and during cooking
Flavour/use: Very high sugar content, probably the best flavour of all the sweet potatoes

About Sweet potatoes / Ipomoea batatas

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is native to South and Central America and was already grown by the Aztecs and other American civilisations more than 500 years ago. In modern times, it took a detour through Africa and Asia where it was used as a commodity and today, it is the world's third most important root vegetable.
During the past 20 years in Central Europe, Ipomoea batatas was known mainly as an ornamental plant with beautiful flowers and foliage. The tubers of these plants were usually also edible, but they did not have the size or the flavour intensity that distinguish the bred varieties that are intended for crop production. In the last 5-10 years, the actual sweet potatoes have been growing in popularity amongst creative chefs and amateur cooks; in well-stocked supermarkets they can be found throughout almost the entire year. The tubers originate mostly from southern countries, from overseas, from Israel, from Spain and Italy. Growing the tubers in our region was considered not as rewarding, as the tubers’ growing season was too long, until recently...
This has now changed fundamentally with the latest varieties: they only need a vegetation period of 110 to 130 days and they are very productive in our Central European climate. We have tested various cultivation methods in our experiments at Lubera: it has been found out that using a mound planting technique for field cultivation (comparable with normal potatoes) and growing the tubers in containers are the most successful. The development of the roots and tubers benefits from the good aeration and rapid warming. Virus-free young plants that we had propagated via cuttings in May and June are available as a strong starting material in 1.3 L pots; they guarantee the reliable and rapid start of growth so that this originally “southern” plant can quickly become established and fully developed in the Central European summer and that each thermal unit can be converted to starch, flavour and fruit volume.
The sweet potato is considered to be the most complete vegetable. In addition to its high starch and sugar content, it is mainly the secondary ingredients that have meanwhile also led health researchers to this root vegetable. In the yellow and orange varieties, high levels of vitamin A and C are supplemented by carotenoids and anthocyanins. Abundant potassium and calcium strengthens bones and muscles; the large amount of fibre helps with digestion. In addition, sweet potatoes also contain high levels of folic acid, which show positive affects in early pregnancy. A substance called caiapo that has been discovered in the skin of the sweet potato is even said to reduce diabetes and cholesterol.
With all these health arguments it should not be forgotten why sweet potatoes represent a real asset to both our vegetable garden and kitchen garden: it is the new colours and rich, sweetish and full-bodied flavours that gets us excited about this root vegetable and make the now much easier cultivation even more profitable!T


Use mulch plastic film for field cultivation When growing sweet potatoes in fields, it is worthwhile to plant the young plants in a plastic mulch film. This not only promotes the encouraged mound plantings, but also the early and rapid warming of the soil - and the mulch film also prevents the runners of Ipomoea batatas from taking root.
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period September, October
  • Available May, June
  • Use greenhouses/winter gardens, for group plantings
  • Soil dry, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Leaf Colour mixed/striped, black, green
  • Lubera Easy Tip Based on our experience in the variety tests but also in customer service, we have awarded this plant with the title “Lubera Easy Tip”. With this designation, we emphasise only those plants that according to our experience work (almost) everywhere; they are easy to grow and bear fruits or produce flowers quickly and without problems. These are plants that can be enjoyed immediately and without effort once planted.

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May 9, 2016

Sweet Potato (Val Hutchins)

What is a mulch Film when growing sweet potato

May 9, 2016

Sweet Potato (Val Hutchins)

What is a mulch Film when growing sweet potato

May 9, 2016

Sweet Potato (Val Hutchins)

What is a mulch Film when growing sweet potato

May 20, 2018

Mulch film (Heidi Pintschovius)

It is long black plastic film, jsed by professional growers to keep moisture in and weeds down. You may have seen it under young strawberries, asparagus or early potatoes. If you're a hobby gardener like me, then cutting a grow bag or compost bag at the long sides and one short side gives you something fairly similar.

Garden centres sell container liners which are also very suitable. They would not warm up as much, but look less offensive. This is what I will use.

Hope this helps...

Apr 22, 2016

how to plant? (Lynne Pearson)

I'd like to try growing sweet potatoes. I understand they prefer some warmth but I haven't seen any information on where to plant ie like the usual spud, then eath up to induce more tubers, or on top of deep soil, or just under deep soil? I'm building a deep raised bed from layers of timber screwed to corner battens. Would this be a good idea to curb the sprawing habit? I'd be grateful for any tips. Many thanks Lynne

Apr 23, 2016

how to plant? (Sonja Dreher)

you can plant them like spuds and earth up, or in deep soil, both is possible.
Just make sure, that the long shoots have no possibility to root in, as the growth should stay in the main tubers. Therefore we tie them up to a pyramide, but you can also let them hang down from a raised bed.

kind regards
your Lubera Team

Oct 30, 2015

Sweet potato (Fred)

Can I grow in the greenhouse in the winter at10devrees

Apr 23, 2016

Sweet potato (Sonja Dreher)

10 degrees would be to cold, you would need 18 degrees minimum and the sun hours would be too winter here.
kind regards
your Lubera team