Growing Sweet Potatoes

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It can be challenging to grow sweet potatoes in New York, but with the right varieties and proper cultural practices, any gardener will have success growing their own sweet potatoes. The presenter is Jim Ballerstein from the Agricultural Experiment Station and Master Gardener.

He will address the different varieties, cultural practices, pests to keep an eye out for, how and when to harvest, along with curing and storage. Jim will also cover sources where to get plants and a brief overview of possible market avenues and cooking opportunities.

In recent years sweet potato fries have become the craze and are versatile as they can be baked, boiled, fried, or microwaved. Sweet potatoes are a rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins (especially vitamin A), and dietary fiber. A 100 gram serving is only 86 calories. 




Nancy Anderson
Senior Administrative Assistant
(585) 394-3977 x 427


CCE-Ontario Offices
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424-4424