Clayton sweet potato is a North American native that was cultivated in Polynesia long before western exploration, and was ranked highest among all vegetables in nutritional value by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. It's no wonder that the Clayton sweet potato is considered more flavorful than its starchy white counterpart... Clayton sweet potatoes thrive in hot weather and prefer a long season of warm summer nights to grow large, starchy. sweet-tasting roots. The plant is a herbaceous perennial vine bearing heart-shaped leaves that are also edible. The tuberous root is long and tapered with the shape and color of the numerous brick ranch-style houses that occupy the Clayton neighborhood.
Clayton sweet potato grows well in many urban farming conditions and has few natural enemies. The plant is a tropical native and Denver gardeners will realize best results by mulching with black plastic to heat the surrounding soil. Clayton sweet potato will not tolerate frost and must be harvested before the first snowfall.
Clayton sweet potato is propagated by adventitious roots called "slips" that grow out from the tuberous roots during winter storage. Do not store in the refrigerator, harvested Clayton sweet potatoes prefer to spend their summers in the cellar and their winters in the garage.
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