Sweet Potato Varieties starting with D - J

(225 varieties to choose from)

 Please note all photos were taken in April and the sweet potatoes were dug in early October. This is to give an indication of the storage capabilities of each variety. All of our written descriptions are made from freshly dug roots in October and as the roots age colors change on many. The skin surfaces become duller and the flesh colors yellow in white varieties.  All of these photos  were taken on the top of a freezer  underneath grow lights in the basement where the roots are stored. We are still working  with the  program as some appear fine on the view screen and  then do not show up online the same way.

We are very sorry for all of the unavailable varieties. This summer we lost our long time dog Snickers  as he passed on at almost 16years old. He would follow me all summer row by row and he hated voles and other rodents and would catch them all summer. Add to that we also lost our fuzzy long haired black cat who by no means was every friendly but literally patrolled the 10 acres of crops near our house. In -20 weather he would still try to catch any rodents in the  garden areas that he could find. The loss of both of these animals meant the voles reproduced at a great rate and some areas were hit very hard . I dug one 250 foot row and got only 6 roots and some areas it looked more like an interstate highway system of tunnels. I did not get a backup planting in the backfield like usual and it hurt. I learned my lesson.  We will try harder for next season to get all back in good number.

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ORDER THE ASSORTMENTS THEY ARE FOUND  IN THE ORDERING INFORMATION SECTION.

D and S Red

D and S Red- Mid-season. Vining. normal leaf. red skin, orange flesh, average yields. Certified Organic Slips. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Darby

Darby- Early. Very vigorous vines, normal leaf with a purple/reddish cast, red skin, deep orange flesh, above average yields. Certified Organic Slips, 3 slips for $8.00.

Delaware Purple

Delaware Purple - Early.  Purple red skin, intense white flesh, vigorous vines, fantastic yields.  This one never seems to fail with nice uniform roots.  We made a late planting on July 16 and still had a decent yield of uniform roots by  October 2. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Diane

Diane  Also know as Garnet-  Early Mid-season.  Vining, broad cut leaf, pale purple skin, orange flesh, average yield. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Dingess Beige and Purple

Dingess Beige and Purple- Mid-Season. Vining, beige- pink skin color with pale purple flesh. Vines and colorful and very thick. Certified Organic Slips,  3 slips for $10.00.

Dingess Big Red

Dingess Big Red - Early-Mid-season.  moderate vines, deep red outside, cream flesh.Certified  Organic Slips 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Dingess Connecticut Bloom

Dingess Connecticut Bloom- Mid-season. Vigorous vines, normal leaf, pinkish-white skin with white flesh, average yield.  Plants like to flower.  Certified Organic Slips.  3 slips for $10.00. 

Dingess Dark Pink

Dingess Dark Pink - Early Mid-season.  Vigorous vines, dark pink outside, cream flesh. Certified Organic Slips, 3 slips for $8.00.

Dingess Old Time White

Dingess Old Time White - Early.  Vining, normal leaf, good producer of large white skinned, white flesh potatoes.  This one always produces some large  roots. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00.

Dingess Pink/Purple

Dingess Pink/Purple - Mid-season.  Vigorous vines, creamy pink skin, lavender purple flesh. Certified Organic Slips,UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Dingess Pink Tint

Dingess Pink Tint- Early/Mid-season. Vining, normal leaf, white skin with pinkish flecks, white flesh, above average yields.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00; 25 for $28.00.

Dingess Purple Flesh

Dingess Purple Flesh -Early/ Mid-season.  Vining, normal leaf, longer shape, purple skin and flesh, above average yields of very uniform oblong roots.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $10.00.

Dingess Rusty Coat

Dingess Rusty Coat - Mid-season.  Semi-bush, normal leaf, creamy pink skin, snow white flesh, average yield.This one is a horrible slip producer. Certified Organic Slips, 3 slips  for $10.00

Dingess White With Pink Eye

Dingess White With a Pink Eye - Mid-season.  Vining, normal leaf, roundish shaped roots, white skin with a pink eye, white flesh, above average yields. Certified Organic Slips, 3 slips for $8.00.

Edna Evans

Edna Evans-  (Heirloom Variety) Mid-season.  Vining, normal leaf, salmon colored skin, orange flesh, average yields. Barbara Lund originally gathered this one from the rural parts of Ohio. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00;.

Envy

Envy - Early.  Sent to us by Rollie Morton.  Semi-bush, cut leaf, pale orange flesh and skin,  above average yield, stays slightly firm when baked.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00; 25 for $28.00.

Eureka

Eureka - Mid-season.  Vigorous vines, normal leaf, carrot orange skin, orange flesh, roots tend to be large carrot shape , thin and very long in great abundance, average yield.  I think this one would be great for heavy clay soils as it should force the roots to plump up. Certified Organic Slips UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Excel

Excel- Early.  Vigorous vines, normal leaf. large, fat roots, orangish-tan skin, pale orange flesh, above average yield. Developed by the USDA and South Carolina  from a cross of Regal and 29 other selections. Certified Organic Slips, 3 slips for $10.00 .

Forkleaf

Forkleaf - (Heirloom Variety)  Early.  Vining, cut leaf, pink/red skin, pale orange flesh, above average yield. This one came from the  southern Missouri  area.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Frazier White

Frazier White-  (Heirloom Variety) Early.  Vining, pale green colored normal leaves,  white skin and white flesh, uniform roots, excellent yields,  superb for fairs and exhibitions. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Garnet Red

Garnet Red - Not the same as Garnet or Red Garnet.  Mid-season.  Reddish green leaves on vigorous vines, red skin, orange flesh. Certified Organic Slips, 6 for $10.00

Garrens Red & White

Garrens Red & White - (Heirloom Variety)  Mid-season.  Vining, deep cut leaf, red skin with very white flesh, above average yield.  It appears to be a superb strain of Spanish Red.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 for $10.00.

Gem

Gem - Early Mid-season.  Developed by University of North Carolina in 1964.  Vining, normal leaf, light orange skin, pale orange flesh, above average yield.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Georgia Giant

Georgia Giant - Early. Vining, gets large sized roots, pink skin, creamish flesh. Certified Organic Slips.UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Georgia Jet

Georgia Jet-  Early. Vining, normal leaf, pink-/red skin, orange flesh, above average yield.  While this continues to be a popular variety, I find it to be one of the least desirable ones to grow.  Yes, it is early.  Yes, it gets big, but it cooks up mushy.  It doesn’t have the flavor or resistance to cracking that some of the other varieties we carry have.  We sincerely hope that you will try some of the more flavorful heirlooms that we offer.  While you may not get an 8 to 10 pound “whopper”, you’re going to get something that will tantalize your taste buds with the heirlooms.   We have been working with a new clone of this from Duck Creek Farms and it  has much better crack resistance. In 2017 we planted our crop July 6 and harvested in early October with over 99% usable sized crack free roots. We hope to continue to select for top quality  roots. 2018 also proved to see this selection rise in favorability. 2019 showed continued good quality crack free roots. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $10.00 ,12 slips $18.00; 25 slips for $32.50.

Georgia Red

Georgia Red-  Mid-season. Semi-bush, normal leaf, tan/orange skin, deep orange flesh, above average yield.   While this has the name Georgia Red, it has always been the same color as indicated above (and has never been red)  I’ve grown it for over 20 years.  This may not be the same sweet potato that people in the South call Georgia Red.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $10.00.

Georgia Yam

Georgia Yam- (Heirloom Variety)  Early. Vining, normal leaf, copper orange colored skin, orange colored flesh, excellent yields. Certified Organic Slips,  3 slips for $10.00.

Ginseng Orange

Ginseng Orange- Early.  Large, semi-bush, cut leaf, above average yield.  A mutation on Ginseng Red, producing more of an orange skin and orange flesh. Certified Organic Slips 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Ginseng Red

Ginseng Red- (Heirloom Variety)  Early.  Large, semi-bush, cut leaf, pinkish/red skin, light orange flesh, excellent yield.  Obtained in 1989 from Benny Michiti  in Virginia whose wife’s  father had been growing it for over 40 years. Flavor improves if kept for 6 weeks.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00.

Gold Nugget

Gold Nugget - Early.  Vining, cut leaf, light red skin, orange flesh, average yield. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00.

Golden Jewel

Golden Jewel - Early/midseason. Vining, normal leaf, golden- orange skin, orange flesh, average yield. Certified Organic Slips,UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Golden Slipper

Golden Slipper- (Heirloom Variety) Mid-season.  Vining, normal leaf, light orange skin, light orange flesh, long slender roots, average yields.  Certified Organic Slips. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Golden Sweet

Golden Sweet - Mid-season.  Vigorous vines, normal leaf, golden orange skin, creamy yellow flesh, above average yield. Certified Organic Slips.UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020. Gophers and voles ganged up and destroyed every single root of this variety. We went from having  a surplus to near extinction in one season Another lesson on how varieties can disappear in a year when there is only one source.

Goldrush Red

Goldrush Red - Early.  Semi-bush, cut leaf, pale orange skin, pale orange flesh, above average yield.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00.

Goldstar

Goldstar- Early.  Vining, cut leaf, pink skin, light orange flesh, excellent yield. Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00;  25 for $28.00; 50 slips for $50.00

Grand Asia

Grand Asia- Early.  Vining, regular leaf, bright purple skin with white flesh. Certified Organic Slips,   6 slips for $10.00; 12 slips $18.00; 25 slips  for $32.50

Hannah

Hannah - Early.  Very vigorous vines, normal leaf, pale cream skin, cream flesh, high yield.  Certified Organic Slips,  6 slips for $10.00.

Hatterias

Hatterias -  Early.  Semi-bush, normal leaf, deep copper-red skin, bright orange flesh, excellent yields.  This one is never a good sprouter for us. Certified Organic Slips,  6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips for $15.00.

Hawaii

Hawaii- Late.  Vining, regular leaf, white skin with an occasional purple blush to the inside.  Certified Organic Slips,UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Hayman

Hayman -  (Heirloom Variety) Mid-season. Vining, normal leaf, cream colored skin, cream flesh, average yield.  Plants tend to produce very large numbers of smaller sized roots.  This one never seems to get very large, but flavor is good.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00.

Heartogold

Heartogold - Early.  Developed in 1947.  Vining, normal leaf, huge yields of tan skinned, bright orange flesh potatoes.  Young plants appear spindly and frail, but will take off growing rapidly if given proper care.  Certified Organic Slips,  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Hernandez

Hernandez- Mid-season. Vigorous vines normal leaf, dark orange skin, dark orange flesh.  Tends to be very moist when cooked, above average yields.   Slow to sprout.  Most likely not shipped before June 15. Introduced  in 1992 by Louisiana State University.  Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00.

Hidry

Hidry- Midseason, Vining,  white skin and flesh. This is a nice dry one suitable for  french fries. Certified Organic Slips, 3 slips for $10.00.

Hong Hong

Hong Hong - Early.  Semi-bush, normal leaf, purple skin, white flesh, flowers early, large roots located under plant. One of my favorite ones to grow as it can bulk up so fast you can get some real big ones.  When we first tried eating them we  baked them wrapped in foil and it was just mediocre in flavor. In April after the starting beds were made  there were a few extra so I dry roasted them in a pan in the oven and wow they were delicious.Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00.

Indiana Gold

Indiana Gold- (Heirloom Variety)  Sent to us by Mark Jennete.  Early.  Vining, normal leaf, golden skin and orange flesh, vines that set roots early.  Certified Organic Slips,  6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips for $15.00; 25 slips for $28.00.

Ivis White Cream

Ivis White Cream-  (Heirloom Variety) Early.  Vining, normal leaf, cream skin, cream flesh, uniform roots, excellent yields. Obtained in 1989 from Dorothy Walters in Tennessee who got it from her husbands uncle. A true Tennessee heirloom. I have always enjoyed this variety since first obtaining  it  30 years ago. It makes the best sweet potato cake.  Certified Organic 6 slips for $8.00; 12 slips  for $15.00; 25 for $28.00.

Ivy Leaf Carver

Ivy Leaf Carver-  Early.  Semi-bush, ivy leaf, pinkish-red skin, light orange flesh, above average yield.  We are very sorry, the USDA sent us the wrong Carver many years ago.  This is a worthy variety, but is not the true Carver. Certified Organic Slips. 6 slips for $8.00.

Japanese

Japanese- (Heirloom Variety)  Early.   Semi-bush, cut leaf, pink-red skin, pale orange flesh, excellent yields.  This is another one of our consistently reliable producers.   Certified Organic Slips, 6 slips for $8.00. Gophers had a feast on its delicious roots.