This much sought after Japanese sweet potato has amethyst skin and pearly flesh that’s creamy, sweet and nutty flavoured. So different from ordinary sweet potatoes, Murasaki has drier, more subtly flavoured flesh that begs to be roasted and topped simply with butter or miso for a sumptuous dish. Plants are disease resistant. Longer season variety (120 days)
Sweetpotatoes are vegetatively propagated. Our slips will be bare-root with approximately 4-6″ in stem length. Leaves may be damaged during handling and shipping, but slips will quickly recover if roots are placed in water with light and warmth.
Ordering will become available early March each year. Orders will be filled by a first-come, first-serve basis. Full payment is required to reserve your order.
Slips will be available for pick up and shipping in late May to June, dependent on weather conditions.
Latin: Ipomoea batatas ‘Murasaki’
Hardiness Zone: Annual
Spread: 4′ – 8′
Ripens: September – October
Root Skin Colour: Purple
Root Flesh Colour: Creamy white
- Vining growth habit
- Tropical foliage
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, very warm temperature. Excess nitrogen will promote vegetative (leaf/stem) growth with minimal root formation!
Sweetpotato Slip Ordering
All sweetpotato orders must be paid in full. Orders will be placed based on payment.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit or email money transfer. Please follow the instructions on the invoice.
Order deadlines: April 27th or until sold out
* Please note plants will be available for shipping and pick up in May-June.
PICKUP & SHIPPING:
Sweetpotato slips can be picked up in late May to early June from the farm. We will send an email confirming available pick up dates and times.
Shipping is available via Canada Post from May to July weather dependent. We do not ship to the USA. If Canadian shipping is unavailable at checkout, please ensure your order only contains sweetpotato slips as most nursery stock is unable to ship.
THIS ITEM QUALIFIES FOR SHIPPING
This product qualifies for Canada Post shipping. Please review our SHIPPING POLCY and the tentative shipping dates and more information. Dates above are tentative and subject to change due to weather, etc.
You will be able to select the shipping method at check if your entire order qualifies.
Don’t want to ship? You can still select Farm Pickup at checkout!
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