In search of short season northern sweet potatoes: Variety trials of new sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) crosses
Farmer: Kate Garvie, Erin Richan, Lise-Anne Léveillé
Farm: Heartbeet Farm, Highland Gem, BeetBox Cooperative Farm
Publish Date: August 11, 2021
Article Type: Research Project
Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding
To identify the best performing crosses of sweet potato for organic farming systems in the Ottawa area, Kate, Erin and Lise-Anne compared nine new crosses of sweet potato and one check variety (Covington) in a replicated and randomized trial across three farms.
In a Nutshell
- They identified three varieties that they think are definitely worth continuing to grow and observe, and another two “runner-up” crosses that are alsopromising.