This is the most common variety of sweet potato grown in the US. Beauregard sweet potatoes are typically uniform in shape and the flesh is buttery sweet and fluffy. It is quicker to mature than most sweet potato varieties so it is a good choice for northern climates. Beauregard is resistant to some of the important sweet potato diseases, but is not resistant to root knot nematodes or bacterial soft rot in storage.
- full sun (6 to 8 hours)
- 5.8 to 6.2
- 3 to 9
- Plant slips 12 to 18 inches apart
- Allow 3 to 4 feet between rows
- 1 to 2 inches per week during mid-season
- Reduce watering late in the season to avoid cracking tuber skin
- Good drought tolerance
- 90 to 100 days to maturity
- Best for roasting, mashing, frying
- Light purple skin, dark orange flesh
- Stores well
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