Covington Sweet PotatoesNew
Covington is an improved early variety that will mature in short season areas with proper care. Bright orange flesh with beautiful, deep rose coloured skin. Sweet and smooth textured flesh. It is higher yielding and produces more consistently sized potatoes than Beauregard.
We ship unrooted vines which should be placed in water to root for 4 to 5 days or be rooted in a soiless mix for a week to 10 days. They will often look wilted when you recieve them but should quickly revive once in the water or potting mix. Once the plants have begun to root they can be planted outside after all risk of frost has passed.
For best results they should be planted through black plastic mulch to warm the soil. A full sun, sheltered location is best. Using this method we have had great harvests in our trials with some sweet potatoes weighing over 2 lbs.
Approximate vines for a 50' row: 35-40; Approx. yield per 50' row: 100-120 lbs.
Since the plants are very cold and frost sensitive they will be shipped in June.
- Sweet Potatoes Tip
- Sweet potatoes perfer a hot, dry, sunny location and require a long frost-free season for optimum growth. Black plastic mulch is recommended for short season areas to retain heat in the soil and speed early growth.