25 bare root sweet potato plants. Certified G-2 micropropagted, virus indexed slips.
Available June 1 for local pickup.
'Orleans' is an orange flesh, light rose skinned sweet potato. It is a twin to 'Beauregard' in many ways. Skin and flesh color are similar to 'Beauregard' and the sugar profiles are identical to 'Beauregard' so flavor is unchanged. Production characteristics in plant beds and the field (days to harvest) are similar to 'Beauregard'. Same for disease resistance – just like 'Beauregard'. Even the plant canopy is similar in appearance. So what makes 'Orleans' different? Well, yield is not really any different from 'Beauregard' – in fact you might see fewer jumbos, but the grade out is improved due to quality. It is more uniform in shape so what we see is an improvement in "rank". 'Orleans' more often than not will edge out 'Beauregard' in yield of U.S. #1's. This is important because the fresh market industry is demanding greater root to root consistency in shape. 'Orleans' has a remarkable similarity to 'Beauregard' in the way it is grown – a plus to growers. The improved shape should give producers and advantage in the markets and ultimately contribute to improved profits.