Sunday, August 9, 2009

First Okinawan Sweet Potato

Today, I found my first Okinawan Sweet Potato.

I started the Okinawan Sweet Potatoes from cuttings about 3 months ago ( see this blog entry).

The cuttings took and produced a lot of leaves.

I was curious as to whether all those leaves produced any Sweet Potatoes.

So, today, I started digging.

I dug and dug.

Finally, at about 8 inches down, I found this Okinawan Sweet Potato.

You can see the purple flesh that is characteristic of the Okinawan Sweet Potato at the bottom right corner of the picture.

You can see the Sweet Potato is starting to produece a shoot (see the green part coming out of one of the roots).

The Sweet Potato is still a little bit small for my taste.

I put the Sweet Potato back in the ground.

I'll check again in another month or two.

10/11/09 Update: See this blog entry


  1. Beautiful. Where did you get the cuttings? I would really like to grow some in NC.

  2. I bought the cuttings from Mericlone Labs (

  3. You said you'd "check again in another month or two." How did it go?