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

Region: East

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.