Oriental Sweet Potato Plants/Slips -Murasaki Purple,Japanese Sweet potato, asian vegetable


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You will receive bare-root "slips." Expect them to be wilted, dry, or pale in color from shipping. This is normal. Slips are very hardy and will still grow. If planting must be delayed by a few days, wrap the root end of the slips in moist paper towels, keeping the leaves and stems dry. Place upright and keep at room temperature, out of direct sunlight and wind.

If planting must be delayed by a week or more, loosely plant the slips in sterile potting soil and keep soil moist; keep indoors or in a greenhouse. Gently lift out and separate slips when ready to plant.

The Murasaki sweet potato is very unique and has many characteristics that set it apart from other varieties of sweet potatoes. It has vibrantly dark purple skin and cream-white colored flesh that has a fluffy texture when cooked.

The Murasaki shares many physical characteristics with the russet potato, but in terms of flavor, they are very different. The Murasaki sweet potato is most commonly used in oriental style cooking. The bright purple skin makes for beautiful presentation and adds vibrant color to any dish. Its soft white flesh is loaded with vitamin C and dietary fiber and is a great source of healthy carbohydrates.

Japanese sweet potatoes.The inner flesh is a creamy white to pale yellow that deepens to a golden hue when cooked. The Japanese sweet potato offers a nutty, slightly floral flavor with hints of chestnut and caramel and a drier, starchier texture than other sweet potato varieties. 

how to eat
Try them baked, boiled, fried, roasted or grilled.
health benefits
Good source of fiber and provides potassium. Like most sweet potatoes, it has a low glycemic index, essential for weight watchers and diabetics. Some studies have discovered significant antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Using a small hand trowel, dig a hole about 4" or 5" deep and 3" wide. Place one slip in each hole with the roots pointing down. Position the slip so that the bottom half will be covered with dirt while the top half with all of the new leaves is above ground.

Carefully fill the hole with dirt so that you don't bruise the new plant. Sweet potatoes don't like to be bruised or bumped around too much. When you have completely covered it with soil, gently press the plant and surrounding dirt to set the plant and to remove any remaining air pockets. Continue the same way until all of your slips are planted.

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