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Sweet Potato, Beauregard

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Big and elongated, red-skinned tubers are extra-rich orange inside.

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Really plump, long tubers are very sweet and high-yielding. The red-skinned tubers are extra-rich orange inside. Matures in just 90 days
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

90-95 days

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36-48 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

6-10 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

Planting Time The recommended time of the year in which this product should be planted.


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  • Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potatoes
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jun-13

How to Plant

  • Plant sweet potatoes as soon as you receive the bare roots, or “slips”, in spring, after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Do not be concerned if the plants look limp and the green tops do not look robust. If the roots are white and firm the plants are healthy and ready for planting. You can put them in a glass of water to help the roots absorb water and the greens should perk up.
  • Choose a sunny location with a loose, easily worked, well-drained soil. Sweet potatoes prefer a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5. The ideal time to plant is late in the afternoon after the hottest part of the day, on a day that is not windy.
  • Plant sweet potatoes in ridges 8-12 inches high and 3 feet apart. Set the plants 10-18 inches apart.
  • When setting the plants in the ground do not cover the stem. Cover the roots and firm the soil. Water lightly.
  • If there is danger of frost cover the rows with row covers.
  • In areas with shorter seasons use black plastic mulches to warm the soil earlier in the season. If you use this method you may need to water more during periods of high heat during the growing season.

How to Grow

  • Cultivate around the plants to prevent weeds, and to prevent side roots from developing. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients. Cultivate carefully so as not to bruise or cut the young tubers forming just below the soil. Once plants get started their growth will tend to smother out many weeds and grasses.
  • Provide sweet potato plants with about ¾ inches of water weekly when they are young, and water them more as the plants mature. Do not water during the 2 weeks before harvest.
  • Many gardeners prefer not to fertilize because they feel not fertilizing improves the flavor, while others feel that fertilizing increases yields. If you choose to fertilize, side dress with a balanced fertilizer about six weeks after planting. Do not use excessive nitrogen.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvesting and Preserving Tips

  • Harvest small roots, or “baby bakers” anytime as desired, or harvest full-sized roots in the fall. Simply examine an average hill and dig the potatoes when they approach the desired size. Dig any remaining roots before frost.
  • When digging sweet potatoes be careful not to bruise them. Use a shovel or large pronged fork. With a loose row, pull the soil away with your hands.
  • After digging up your sweet potatoes, cure them in a warm, well ventilated location out of the sun for 8-10 days. This will help heal cuts and bruises and toughen the skin for winter storage.
  • Store sweet potatoes at 55°F at high humidity. Sweet potatoes can store for several months after being properly cured.
  • Eat sweet potatoes baked, mashed, candied, caramelized, deep-fried, stuffed or boiled.
Days To Maturity
90-95 days
Full Sun
36-48 inches
6-10 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Sow Time
After Last Frost
12 inches
Life Cycle
Sweet Potato, Beauregard is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Maybe next year I put the bareroots in water when they arrived as I always do until planting. Leaf edges turned black and overall they didn't look good. I threw them out and decided not to have a sweet potato crop this year. .
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from plants arrived in poor condition I ordered these plants last spring. I agree with other reviewers that stated the plants arrived in very poor condition. The instructions said that even if the plants looked bad, they would still thrive and to plant them anyway. I planted them right away in good soil and watered them, but only two of the plants survived, vast majority died.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must have been good because the woodchuck loved eating the leaves. I grew my sweet potatoes in 5 gallon containers with a reservoir of water beneath them. I went out one day after work and the leaves were removed from the sweet potato plants like a popsicle from a popsicle stick. Then the drought came to Massachusetts and I couldn't water the plants anymore.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sweet potato for Central NY I have grown Beauregard Sweet Potato for 5 years in CNY. I have always had a good crop of sweet potatoes in late August early September. I mound up soil (mixture of soil/sand/peat moss/old compost) ~18" high - Plant the slip at the top of the mound and then cover the mound with black plastic with 6" circle cut out at top which increases the soil temperature and helps control weeds. Takes some work to mound up soil and cover with plastic but it is worth the effort. These sweet potatoes store well for up to an entire year in cool dry dark area. I have started my own slips from previous year's crop with great success.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Sweet Potato Have always been curious if I could grow sweet potatoes in Central Minnesota's short growing season. Ordered Beauregard and they arrived May 31st looking like the last rose of summer, but alive. Planted them within hours of arrival. Their start was slow, but they(all of the roots) grew into wonderfully, healthy plants. Was so excited to see the first blossoms!! I dug them the first week of September as we were to have our first frost.. Wonderful large, and beautifully shaped sweet potatoes under those healthy plants!! Can't wait for 2015 season as I will order Beauregard again!! They are so very delicious!!
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dead Potato - order in April just received 5/31/14 My potato arrived with no instr. to bring it back to life.
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Sweet potatoes... Back in May, I ordered Beauregard sweet potato slips and planted them June 1, 2013. Just harvested the 6 plants I planted in the garden and looks like I should have harvested earlier. Several of the potatoes I harvested were HUGE as in about 5 lb each. Even ate some of the greens and they were wonderful as well.. Sweet potatoes are my new favorite plant. Here are pics of when I first planted them and after I harvested them. Note too, after I took the pic, I went digging some more further out from the plant and found a few more big ones, not quite as large as the biggest ones though. Most of these came from just 4 of the 6 plants. One plant the big potato had gotten mushy and started to rot but I found some smaller ones around.. and one plant only had thin carrot sized roots.. Those will last me a while!
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful First I had to wait several months to get these plants. Upon arrival they were wilted or half dead and dried up. Out of two orders I might get 3 plants. I will never order again.
Date published: 2013-05-20
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