Sweet Potato Variety Descriptions

Tara Smith  | 4/21/2016 1:01:47 PM

 
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O-Henry

O-Henry

Skin color: cream

Flesh Color: A white-fleshed mutation selected from Beauregard.

Susceptibility/resistance to common diseases: assumed to be similar to Beauregard.

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Bienville

Bienville

Skin color: light rose that fades at harvest

Flesh color: uniform orange, darker than Beauregard

Susceptibility/resistance to common diseases:

  • Soil rot: Intermediate -Resistant
  • Root knot: Resistant
  • Fusarium wilt: Resistant
  • Bacterial root rot: Resistant-Susceptible Intermediate
  • Rhizopus soft rot: Resistant
  • Sclerotial blight: Unknown
  • Fusarium root rot: Resistant

Released by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station

Reference: HortScience 38:473-474. 2003.

Patent Information:

United States Patent PP15,380.

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Jewel

Jewel

Skin color: copper

Flesh color: orange

Susceptibility/resistance to common diseases:

  • Soil rot: Susceptible
  • Root knot: Resistant
  • Fusarium wilt: Resistant
  • Bacterial root rot: Intermediate
  • Rhizopus soft rot: Intermediate
  • Sclerotial blight: Intermediate
  • Fusarium root rot: Intermediate

Released by North Carolina Agricultural Research Service

Reference: N.C. Unnumbered Mimeo. Rept. Jan. 1970.

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Bayou Belle

Sweet Potato Variety LA 07-146

Skin Color: red to purple skin; fades slightly in storage, but very different from the light rose skin of Beauregard.

Flesh Color: deep orange flesh, intermediate between Evangeline and Beauregard.

Susceptible/resistance to common diseases:

  • Soil rot: Intermediate: Resistant
  • Root knot: Intermediate to resistant
  • Fusarium wilt: Resistant
  • Rhizopus soft rot: Highly resistant
  • Fusarium root rot: Resistant

Released by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
Exclusive license holder.
Special sub-license needed for out-of-state production

Patent Information:
LaBonte, D.R., C.A. Clark, T.P. Smith, and A.Q. Villordon. 2011. Patent Applied.

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