Sweet Potato Plants and Seeds
Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis and we encourage
We take orders year round, though we ship May-June, and will be glad to
get yours on file as soon as possible.
Please note: Consideration for weather conditions and typical
restraints on plant harvesting must be taken so that we can get you the
freshest and best plants available. We cannot guarantee that the plants
will arrive at your requested date, though we will work with you as much
as possible. If orders are placed later than mid-March, it is not
guaranteed that you will receive slips when we first begin shipping, or
during the month of May. We will call you a few days before we ship to
confirm your order and we will not charge you with payment until order
PLEASE NOTE: We will no longer
offer bundling services.
Good sweet potatoes start with good seed. Sweet potato seed has
to be updated constantly because it loses quality rapidly from
one year to the next. Viruses can quickly infect an entire crop,
resulting in low yields, poor quality, and misshapen roots.
Scott Farms is one of only a few farms in the world that grow
micropropagated, virus-indexed plants for sweet potato production.
Micropropagation involves eliminating all viruses that may
affect the growing potential of a sweet potato plant. This is
not a genetic alteration in any way. This process simply brings
the plant back to its original state-free of all viruses and
Scott Farms purchases "mother plants" directly from the NC State
micropropagation center. Then they are reproduced by propagating small cuttings and
transplanting them into hanging baskets. The "mother
plants" are reproduced and monitored in specially-designed
greenhouses. Every plant in our
greenhouse has a record. In the event of a virus outbreak, each
infected plant and its relatives are removed and destroyed. This
is done to ensure that only the highest-quality sweet potato
plants reach our fields.
Virus-indexed plants mean amazing yields, uniform roots, and
outstanding storage capabilities. This program was created
so commercial growers could obtain better seed stock, thus
producing higher-quality sweet potatoes on less
acreage. Whether you are a commercial grower or just need a
few plants for your garden, Scott Farms can provide you with
the plant you need to grow a better sweet potato.
Every sweet potato plant order is sent with specific step-by-step
instructions for growing. We have many different varieties to choose
from and can ship any size order you require, so call for specific
pricing and information. We start shipping our plants/slips in