Popular Varieties of Sweet Potatoes


Popular varieties of sweet potatoes are shown in the following chart. This chart provides skin colors and flesh colors for over 100 sweet potato varieties. However, world-wide there are about 6,500 varieties of sweet potatoes including wild accessions and farmer varieties.

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Popular Sweet Potato Varieties Chart


NameOriginHeirloomGrowth TypeSeason TypeSkin ColorFlesh Color
ALLGOLDOKLAHOMANOVIGOROUS VINESEARLYTANORANGE
AMISH BUSH PORTO RICOBLANKNOAVERAGE VINESEARLYPINKORANGE
AMISH REDBLANKNOAVERAGE VINESMIDDEEP PINKRED ORANGE
AMISH WHITE BUNCHBLANKYESSEMI BUSHMIDCREAMWHITE
APACHE USDA NOVIGOROUS VINES MIDPALE ORANGEPALE ORANGE
BATASBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES MID CREAMY WHITE WHITE
BEAUREGARD LOUISIANA NO VIGOROUS VINESEARLY RED ORANGE ORANGE
BETTYSBLANK YES SEMI BUSH EARLY PINK RED LIGHT ORANGE
BONIATO - STAR LEAF WHITE BRAZILIANBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES MID WHITE WHITE
BRINKLEY WHITEBLANK YES VIGOROUS VINESMID CREAMY WHITE CREAM
BUNCH PORTO RICO - BUSH - VINELESSBLANK NO COMPACT BUSH LATE YELLOW ORANGE YELLOW ORANGE
CALIFORNIA GOLDCALIFORNIANOVIGOROUS VINESEARLYLIGHT ORANGEORANGE
CAMPEONBLANKBLANKBLANKBLANKWHITEBLANK
CAROGOLDSOUTH CAROLINANOVIGOROUS VINESEARLYBRIGHT PURPLEORANGE
CAROLINA BUNCHBLANKNOSEMI BUSHMIDLIGHT ORANGELIGHT ORANGE
CAROLINA RUBYBLANKNOAVERAGE VINESMIDREDDISHDEEP ORANGE
CARVERBLANKNOSEMI BUSHEARLYPINKISH REDLIGHT ORANGE
CENTENNIAL LOUISIANA NO SEMI BUSH EARLY COPPER PALE ORANGE
CHEROKEEBLANK NO AVERAGE VINESBLANK BRIGHT COPPER ORANGE
CONTINENTAL REDBLANK NO SEMI BUSH EARLY PINKISH RED LIGHT ORANGE
COPPER JEWELBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES EARLY LIGHT ORANGE LIGHT ORANGE
CORDNERS REDOKLAHOMANOCOMPACT BUSHBLANKDEEP PURPLERED ORANGE
COVINGTON NORTH CAROLINA NOBLANKBLANK ROSE ORANGE
CRYSTAL WHITEBLANK NO AVERAGE VINESBLANK CREAMY WHITE CREAM
DARBYBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES MID RED DEEP ORANGE
DIANNEBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINESBLANK RED DEEP ORANGE
DINGESS CONNECTICUT BLOOMNEW ENGLAND NOVIGOROUS VINES LATE PINKISH WHITE WHITE
DINGESS OLD TIME WHITEBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES MID WHITE WHITE
DINGESS PINK TINTBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES MID PINKISH WHITE WHITE
DINGESS RUSTY COATBLANK NO SEMI BUSH LATE PALE RUSTY WHITE
EDNA EVANSBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES LATE LIGHT ORANGE ORANGE
ENVYBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES EARLY PALE ORANGE PALE ORANGE
EVANGELINE LOUISIANA NOBLANKBLANK ROSE DEEP ORANGE
EXCEL USDA NO AVERAGE VINES MID ORANGISH TAN PALE ORANGE
FRAZIER WHITEBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES EARLY WHITE WHITE
GARNETBLANK NO AVERAGE VINESBLANK RED ORANGE
GEM NORTH CAROLINA NO AVERAGE VINES MID LIGHT ORANGE PALE ORANGE
GEORGIA JETBLANK NO SEMI BUSH EARLY DEEP PINK RED DEEP ORANGE
GEORGIA REDBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES MID TANNISH ORANGE DEEP ORANGE
GEORGIA YAMBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES EARLY COPPER ORANGE ORANGE
GINSENG ORANGEBLANK NO SEMI BUSH EARLY ORANGE ORANGE
GINSENG REDBLANK YES SEMI BUSH EARLY PINK LIGHT ORANGE
GOLD NUGGETBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES MID LIGHT RED ORANGE
GOLDEN JEWELBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES MID ORANGE ORANGE
GOLDEN SLIPPERBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES LATE LIGHT ORANGE LIGHT ORANGE
GOLDRUSHBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES MID ORANGE ORANGE
GOLDSTARBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES EARLY PINK LIGHT ORANGE
HAYMANEASTERN SHORE DEL-MD-VA YESVIGOROUS VINES MID CREAM CREAM
HEARTOGOLDBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES EARLY TAN BRIGHT ORANGE
HERNANDEZBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES MIDCOPPER DEEP ORANGE
INDIANA GOLD INDIANA YES VIGOROUS VINES EARLY GOLDEN ORANGE
IVIS WHITE CREAMBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES EARLY CREAM CREAM
JAPANESE-ORIENTALJAPAN NO SEMI BUSH EARLY PINK RED PALE ORANGE
JEANIEBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES MID DEEP PINK LIGHT ORANGE
JEWELBLANK NO SEMI BUSH MID LIGHT ORANGEORANGE
JUBILEEBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES EARLY CREAM CREAM
KOREAN PURPLE KOREA YES AVERAGE VINES EARLY PURPLE WHITE
LACELEAFBLANK NO SEMI BUSH EARLY PINK PALE ORANGE
MAGOFFIN KENTUCKY YES AVERAGE VINES MID WHITE PALE ORANGE
MARGARET BRAY KENTUCKY YES AVERAGE VINES MID PINK RED ORANGE
MARTINSBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES EARLY ORANGE LIGHT ORANGE
MARYLAND 810 MARYLAND NO AVERAGE VINES EARLY RED DEEP ORANGE
MAYNARD FAMILY WHITEBLANK YES VIGOROUS VINES LATE WHITE WHITE
MEMPHISTENNESSE NO AVERAGE VINES MID PINK LIGHT ORANGE
MILLARD COOPERBLANK YES VIGOROUS VINES LATE CREAM WHITE
NANCY HALLBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES LATE CREAMY YELLOW CREAMY YELLOW
NEMAGOLD OKLAHOMA NO AVERAGE VINES MID ORANGISH TAN ORANGE
NUGGET NORTH CAROLINA NO AVERAGE VINES MID PINK LIGHT ORANGE
OAKLEAFBLANK NO AVERAGE VINESBLANKBLANKBLANK
OKINAWA PURPLE JAPAN NO SLOW VINES VERY LATE LIGHT BEIGE DEEP PURPLE
OKINAWAN JAPAN NO SLOW VINES VERY LATE PALE PURPLE PURPLE
OKLAHOMA RED OKLAHOMA NO AVERAGE VINES MID RED ORANGE
OKLAMAR OKLAHOMA NO AVERAGE VINES MID TAN SALMON
OLD BRAZILBLANK YES VIGOROUS VINES MID WHITE WHITE
OLD FASHIONED SOUTHERN QUEENBLANK YES VIGOROUS VINES MID WHITE CREAM
O HENRYBLANK NO SEMI BUSH EARLY WHITE WHITE
OLD KENTUCKY KENTUCKY YES AVERAGE VINES MID WHITE WHITE
OLD ORANGEBLANK YES WEAK VINES MID DEEP ORANGE DEEP ORANGE
ORANGE OAKLEAFBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES EARLY PALE COPPER BRIGHT ORANGE
PELICAN PROCESSOR LOUISIANA NO AVERAGE VINES MID WHITE WHITE
PICADITA POPLAR ROOTBLANK YES VIGOROUS VINES MID WHITE WHITE
PORTO RICOBLANK NO SEMI BUSH MID RED ORANGE ORANGE
PUMPKIN YAMBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES EARLY ORANGE LIGHT ORANGE
PURPLEBLANK NO VIGOROUS VINES EARLY DEEP PURPLE PURPLE
QUALLS VIRGINIA YES AVERAGE VINES LATE TANNISH ORANGE TANNISH ORANGE
RED IVY LEAFBLANK NO SEMI BUSH EARLY DEEP PINK LIGHT ORANGE
RED JAPANESE JAPAN NO AVERAGE VINES MID RED LIGHT CREAM
RED WINE VELVETBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES MID RED ORANGE RED
REDCLIFF SOUTH CAROLINA NO AVERAGE VINES MID ORANGE ORANGE
REDGOLD OKLAHOMA NO AVERAGE VINES MID RED SALMON
REGAL USDA NO AVERAGE VINES LATE RED ORANGE
RINGLEYS PORTO RICOBLANK YES AVERAGE VINES EARLY CREAM APRICOT
ROSE CENTENNIALBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES MID PINKISH TAN ORANGE
SHARPBLANK YES BUSH MID ORANGE ORANGE
SHOREGOLDBLANK NO SEMI BUSH EARLY RED ORANGE
SOUTHERN DELITEUSDA-SOUTH CAROLINANOBLANKBLANKROSE-DARK COPPERORANGE
SOUTHERN QUEENBLANKNO VIGOROUS VINES MID WHITE WHITE
SPANISH REDBLANK YES SEMI BUSH VERY LATE RED WHITE
SPECKLED PURPLEBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES EARLY REDDISH PURPLE MAGENTA PURPLE
STAR LEAF - BONIATO WHITE STEVENSONSBLANK YES BUSH MID LIGHT ORANGE LIGHT ORANGE
STOKER REDBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES LATE PALE RED SALMON
SUMORBLANK NO AVERAGE VINES EARLY CREAMY WHITE WHITE
SUNNYSIDEUSDANOAVERAGE VINES MIDTANNISH ORANGEPALE ORANGE
TENNESSEE TOP MARKBLANKYESAVERAGE VINESMIDDARK PINKORANGE
THEODORE MEECE OLD FASHIONED WHITEBLANKYESLONG VINESMIDWHITEWHITE
TRAVISUSDANOAVERAGE VINESMIDWHITEWHITE
VARDAMANUSDANOBUSHMIDLIGHT ORANGERED ORANGE
VIOLETTABLANKYESAVERAGE VINESEARLYBRIGHT PURPLEWHITE
WAKENDABLANKYESAVERAGE VINESEARLYDARK PINKDARK ORANGE
WHITE DELITEBLANKNOAVERAGE VINESMIDPURPLEWHITE
WHITE HAMONBLANKBLANKBLANKBLANKLIGHT BEIGEPALE YELLOW
WHITE HAYMANEASTERN SHORE DE-MD-VANOVIGOROUS VINESMIDWHITEWHITE
WHITE JEWELBLANKNOAVERAGE VINESMIDCREAMCREAM
WHITE QUEENBLANKNOAVERAGE VINESMIDWHITEWHITE
WHITE TRIUMPHBLANKNOAVERAGE VINESMIDWHITEWHITE
WHITE YAMBLANKYESAVERAGE VINESMIDWHITECREAMY WHITE
WHITESTARUSDANOVIGOROUS VINESMIDWHITEWHITE
WILLOWLEAFBLANKYESSEMI BUSHEARLYLIGHT ORANGEORANGE
YAMLOUISIANANO SEMI BUSH EARLY RED ORANGE
YAMIAMOJAPANNOBLANKBLANKBROWNWHITE
YELLOW JERSEYBLANKYESAVERAGE VINESMIDCREAMWHITE
YELLOW JEWELNORTH CAROLINANO AVERAGE VINESMIDLIGHT COPPERYELLOW ORANGE

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Heirloom Sweet Potatoes


Amish White Bunch

Betty’s

Brinkley White

Edna Evans

Frazier White

Ginseng Red

Golden Slipper

Hayman

Indiana Gold

Ivis White Cream

Korean Purple

Magoffin

Margaret Bray

Maynard Family White

Millard Cooper

Nancy Hall

Old Brazil

Old Fashioned Southern Queen

Old Kentucky

Old Orange

Orange Oakleaf

Poplar Root

Pumpkin Yam

Qualls

Red Wine Velvet

Ringley’s Porto Rico

Sharp

Spanish Red

Stevenson

Tennessee Top Mark

Theodore Meece Old Fashioned White

Violetta

Wakenda

White Yam

Willowleaf

Yellow Jersey






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