Last week, with high hopes, we dug up our sweet potato crop. We planted 100 sweet potato slips, and ended up with about 150 potatoes, which was a little over 70 pounds. Typically one slip can grow and produce 1-8 potatoes so our harvest was not too bad for our first year!
We planted two varieties, a "red" sweet potato, which is the orange kind you typically buy in the store, and white sweet potatoes. I had never heard of white sweet potatoes before though! They are the same shape and size as "red" one, but the flavor is just a tad milder.
Some of the potatoes were small, while others were huge Goliath sized! We had quite a few laughs sorting through them and seeing all the different shapes that grew.
We have a "C".....
and an "L."
And the eccentric, modern "pear."
Then there's the "inch worm"....
and the "mouse"....
and "Jobba the Hut."
Meet the "scrunchy-faced, old-man yard gnome." He's kinda' cute, don't you think?
Oh yes, let me correct myself, a "balding, scrunchy-faced, old-man yard gnome." With one little stray hair in the back. HA!
Last but not least, the "circus seal", balancing a ball on his nose. We found it just like this. You don't believe me?? Okay, fine, so the "seal" potato is genuine, but we did put the "ball" potato on with a toothpick.
This potato crop has warped me. Now I'm looking at all my veggies that are still coming in and deciding what they look like. =)
Have you seen any funny "produce" shapes? And have you ever heard of white sweet potatoes?