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 2024 SWEET POTATO ORDERING  INFORMATION

  PLEASE SEE THE HOME PAGE FOR THE ORDER FORM WHICH IS A FILLABLE PDF.  You can either print and fill in by hand or fill in and then download and print.

HOW WE DECIDE HOW MANY OF EACH VARIETY YOU MAY ORDER

You may  wonder how each variety is different on what you are able to order. The simple answer is genetic diversity. We use several things to determine what the maximum amount of each you may order and they are as follows

1. How many roots we harvested to start slips from.

2. The popularity of the variety.

3. How soon it will sprout.

4. How frequently it re sprouts.

5. How many slips the average  root will produce in a season

I will use these varieties to help explain the process.  Ivis White Cream  for example  sprouts early and re sprouts easily and often and is popular but also each root will produce 10-20 slips over the season. this one is very easy  to predict how we will fill orders in a normal year. Carolina Ruby is a late sprouter,  re sprouts slowly , is popular and over  the season will produce only 3-4 slips per  root. so lets say if I have 30  decent roots of Ivis White Cream I will probably get  400-600 slips over the season. If I have 30 roots of Carolina Ruby I may  not even get 100. 

You may not realize it but it takes a lot of time and research when dealing with so many genetically unique varieties to try to have a workable plan.  Then of course when you think you have it all figured out a freak event like a  gopher or vole or some weird weather will throw it all out.

SLIP QUANTITIES YOU MAY ORDER

You may only order slips in the quantities listed by each variety.  If we list 3 slips for $10.00, then you may ONLY order three (3) slips of that variety.  If we list 6 slips for $10.00; 12 slips for $17.50;  then you may order either 6 or 12 slips.  (You may NOT order 2 sets of 12 slips, etc.)  We ask that you please respect these limits so that everyone gets a chance to order some of the varieties that are in a more limited supply.  You may only order a total of 500 slips, but you may order 500 slips for Regular Season and another 500 slips for the Season Closeout Special.  Be sure that you include a separate shipping amount for each order and put them on two separate order forms. 

 

We are very sorry if this is a problem to only be able to order a small amount, however we feel it is much better to have a diversity of varieties.  The reason for this is for your ultimate success and not to put all your eggs in one basket so to speak and have 12 slips of one kind that may or may not be adapted to your soil and climate.

GUARANTEE

We guarantee live arrival of slips and if held  up or damaged in the shipping will gladly replace. We do not guarantee after they are in your possession because we cannot control how you care for them. Please contact us as soon as they arrive if they are in damaged condition.

SWEET POTATO ASSORTMENTS

 

NOTE:  All sweet potato slips are certified organic.  You will get named varieties in your assortments.  Each bunch (variety) of plants will be labeled with the variety name on a white plastic 4 inch label.

NOTE:  There may be other varieties which show up in this year’s assortments (depending upon how they sprout).  Descriptions for these varieties will appear in the 2025 listing.  PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT CHOOSE THE  VARIETIES IN THE ASSORTMENTS, THAT IS OUR CHOICE FROM WHAT IS LEFT AFTER INDIVIDUAL VARIETY ORDERS ARE FILLED.

 

General Assortment - Our choice of any variety we offer in the catalog. 

 

A - 2 varieties   6 slips $  6.00

B - 2 varieties 12 slips $  9.00

C - 3 varieties 12 slips $  10.00

D - 2 varieties 25 slips $15.50

E - 3 varieties 25 slips $16.00

F - 3 varieties 50 slips $28.00

G - 4 varieties 50 slips $30.00

H - 5 varieties 50 slips $33.00

I - 6 varieties 50 slips $35.00

J - 4 varieties      100 slips   $50.00

K - 5 varieties      100 slips $55.00

L - 6 varieties      100 slips $58.00

M - 8 varieties     100 slips $60.00

N - 10 varieties   100 slips $65.00

O - 8 varieties 200 slips $110.00

P  - 10 varieties 200 slips $112.00

Q - 5 varieties  200 slips $  100.00

R - 6 varieties  200 slips $105.00

S - 12 varieties  200 slips $115.00

T - 8 varieties    500 slips  $ 200.00 

U - 16 varieties 500 slips  $ 250.00

V - 10 varieties 500 slips  $240.00

W - 20 varieties 500 slips  $260.00

Purple Assortment - A selection of sweet potatoes that will be purple fleshed in some fashion.  This assortment no longer has any in  it that do not have purple flesh. 

 

A - 2 varieties   6 slips  $10.00

B - 2 varieties 12 slips   $16.50

C - 3 varieties 12 slips   $17.50

D - 2 varieties  25 slips  $30.00

E - 3 varieties 25 slips   $32.00

F - 3 varieties 50 slips $60.00

G - 4 varieties 50 slips $62.00

H - 5 varieties 50 slips $63.00

I - 6 varieties 50 slips $64.00

J - 4 varieties  100 slips  $100.00

 

Rainbow Assortment - Will include 5 slips of a white skinned variety, 5 slips of a purple skinned or fleshed variety, 5 slips of an orange skinned variety, and 5 slips of any variety that is different than the other three. 

 

Rainbow A- 20 slips for $20.00    

Rainbow B- 40 slips  for $37.50  (10 slips  each of 4 varieties)

Rainbow C- 80 slips for  $70.00 ( 20 slips  each of 4 varieties)

Rainbow  D- 100 slips for  $85.00 ( 25 slips each of 4 varieties)

 

Orange Assortment - A selection of orange or yellow fleshed types.  

 

A - 2 varieties   6 slips $ 6.00

B - 2 varieties 12 slips $ 9.00

C - 3 varieties 12 slips $11.00

D - 2 varieties 25 slips $17.50

E - 3 varieties 25 slips $21.00

F - 3 varieties 50 slips $36.00

G - 4 varieties 50 slips $42.00

J - 4 varieties 100 slips $77.00

O - 8  varieties 200 slips $150.00

P - 10 varieties 200 slips $170.00

 

Northern Assortment - A selection of the shortest season types we have offered in the catalog.  

 

A - 2 varieties   6 slips $ 6.00

B - 2 varieties 12 slips $ 10.00

C - 3 varieties 12 slips $ 10.50

D - 2 varieties 25 slips $16.00

E - 3 varieties 25 slips $18.50

F - 3 varieties 50 slips $30.00

G - 4 varieties 50 slips $32.00

J - 4 varieties 100 slips  $60.00

O - 8  varieties 200 slips $115.00

P - 10 varieties 200 slips  $125.00

Heirloom Assortment - Our choice of any sweet potato variety we have listed in the descriptions as being heirloom. 

 

A - 2 varieties   6 slips $  6.00

B - 2 varieties 12 slips $  9.00

C - 3 varieties 12 slips $10.50

D - 2 varieties 25 slips $18.50

E - 3 varieties 25 slips $21.00

F - 3 varieties 50 slips $37.00

G - 4 varieties 50 slips $40.00

J - 4 varieties 100 slips $77.50

O - 8  varieties 200 slips $150.00

P - 10 varieties 200 slips $155.00

 

 

White Assortment - A selection of White fleshed types.  

 

A - 2 varieties   6 slips $  5.00

B - 2 varieties 12 slips $  8.50

C - 3 varieties 12 slips $  9.50

D - 2 varieties 25 slips $15.00

E - 3 varieties 25 slips $17.00

F - 3 varieties 50 slips $25.00

G - 4 varieties 50 slips $27.50

J - 4 varieties 100 slips $50.00

O - 8  varieties 200 slips $95.00

P - 10 varieties 200 slips $100.00

 

 

NOTE:  Each customer may only order a total of  500 slips this year for regular season. You may also order500  slips for season closeout.

 

SALES TAX

 

For Iowa residents only - You must also pay 7% sales tax on your sweet potato order.  (See order form for where to add this in.)

POSTAGE CHARGES

 

1 through 25 slips         = $  9.00

26 through 50 slips       = $  10.00

51 through 100 slips     = $12.00  

101 through 200 slips   = $15.00

201through 500 slips    = $25.00

 

Canadian orders:  We can not ship bulblets, plants or roots to a Canadian address.

 

International orders:  We can not ship bulblets, plants or roots to addresses outside the United States.

 

Sweet Potato Shipping To California:  According to the California Department of Agriculture website, we are allowed to ship sweet potato slips from Iowa to California.

 

SHIPPING DATES

 

Slips usually are ready at Memorial Day and we start shipping when they are ready.  Please remember we fill orders in the order  in which they arrive in our office ( and depending  upon when the variety  you have ordered actually sprouts).  If you do not send your order to us until March or April or after  and your confirmation number is maybe 298, you will not get your slips on May 30. Do not expect them any sooner. We continue to ship  regular season slips until the third week of June. Orders are filled on a first come, first served basis.  We will make an announcement on the “News and Updates” page of the website around the end of May  telling when we will start mailing out the slips.  If you need to contact us concerning your sweet potato order, PLEASE include your sweet potato confirmation number.  Please be patient! There are no guarantees on shipping dates.  We cannot ship them to you any earlier than this because they are not ready here for shipping until those dates.  You may NOT specify any individual varieties in your assortments.  All assortments will be our  choice from what is available.

 

SEASON CLOSEOUT SWEET POTATO SALE

 

All sweet potato slip assortments are offered at a 50% discount when shipped from June 25 through July 10, 2023.  If you are willing to wait that late for your sweet potatoes and are willing to take “Pot Luck” on the varieties which you receive, you may order them at this discount.  Please indicate on the sweet potato order form that you are ordering the “Season Closeout Special”.  You may choose which assortment that you would prefer.  We will try to honor that choice if at all possible.  

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