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BAYOU BELLE (LA 07-146) is a new deep orange flesh, red/purple skinned sweet potato. Sugar content is similar to Evangeline; however it has a more firm texture when baked. Production characteristics in plant beds are similar to ‘Beauregard’ but it consistently yields 10 % higher than ‘Beauregard’. Shape is slightly improved over ‘Beauregard’, but root to root variability does exist. The days to harvest are similar to ‘Beauregard’. Disease characteristics are similar to ‘Beauregard’ except for higher levels of resistance to root knot nematode. PLANT PROTECTION APPLIED FOR, sub-license required to produce in NC, acreage fees apply. Variety Producers
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BEAUREGARD was released by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. It is a good plant producer. The roots have a rose-colored skin and orange flesh. The roots do not become round in heavier soils it is however prone to becoming long and often irregularly shaped in lighter soils, usually when planting conditions are dry. Yield is very good and it stores well. The variety is resistant to Streptomyces soil rot and is susceptible to root-knot nematode. Normally ready to harvest in 100-110 days. Suitable for early planting. Variety Producers
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BELLEVUE (LA 06-52) is an orange flesh, light copper skinned sweet potato released by the LSU Ag Center. The skin is lighter than ‘Beauregard’ and remarkably smooth with few lenticels, grooves or lateral root scars. The flesh is uniformly deep orange and a bright color when baked. The sugar content in baked Bellevue is similar to that found in ‘Beauregard’. It displays a highly consistent, uniform root shape, excellent pack out percentage, and excellent storage life. It is particularly well suited to sandy environments where southern root-knot nematode is a problem and quality shape elusive. Bellevue is resistant to Fusarium wilt, highly resistant to Root knot nematode, resistant to soil rot, intermediate resistant to Rhizopus soft rot, and very susceptible to Bacterial soft rot. PLANT PROTECTION APPLIED FOR, sub-license required to produce in NC, acreage fees apply. Variety Producers
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BONITA demonstrates superior disease resistance to southern root-knot nematode, and exhibits a brighter white flesh and a drier flesh compared to O’Henry. It also demonstrates high yield characteristics in comparison to O’Henry and has a mid to late growing season. Bonita exhibited superior flesh color, smoother root surface, and a drier, sweeter flesh. Bonita storage roots have a tan skin with a pink cast at harvest, pink fades to tan after storage. The white flesh is more consistent with less color variation in comparison to O’Henry which has an orange cast. Sucrose content in Bonita is double that of O’Henry and makes for a slightly sweet flavor; total sugars are similar, but slightly higher for Bonita. Variety Producers
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BURGUNDY – (LA 04-175) is a red skinned, orange flesh, high yielding sweetpotato released by the LSU Ag Center. Burgundy has resistance to Streptomyces soil rot, Fusarium wilt (stem rot) and southern root-knot nematode. It matures equal to or slightly earlier than ‘Beauregard’. Burgundy demonstrates a level of sweetness and moisture similar to ‘Beauregard’. PLANT PROTECTION APPLIED FOR, sub-license required to produce in NC, acreage fees apply. Variety Producers
CAROLINA RUBY was released by North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. It is an excellent plant producer, has high levels of resistance to Fusarium wilt, moderate resistance to soil rot but is susceptible to root-knot nematode. Yield is equal to or better than Jewel. Roots are bright red in color with very smooth skin, flesh is deep orange, and roots are fusiform and somewhat blocky. The leaves are heart shaped and green. Vines and petioles are green with light purple at the apex of the petiole. It stores well with few rots and little weight loss in storage. Carolina Ruby matures in 95 - 100 days. Variety Producers
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CENTENNIAL was released by Louisiana in 1960. It exhibits large heart-shaped leaves, light copper skinned roots with uniform deep orange flesh, which are moist and soft when baked. Roots may tend to grow long and be slightly ridged but are usually uniform in shape. The variety is susceptible to root knot nematode but shows field tolerance to Fusarium wilt and wireworm. Variety Producers
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COVINGTON was released by North Carolina Agricultural Research Service in 2005. The leaves are green and range from heart-shaped to slightly lobed. The roots are rose colored with an orange flesh. Shapes are blocky to fusiform with good size uniformity. The clone is resistant to Fusarium wilt and moderately resistant to Streptomyces soil rot (pox) and the southern root-knot nematode. Yields are high with a good packout of No. 1 grade roots. Eating quality is very good. Sprout production is moderate but about 10 days later than Beauregard. Harvest is 105-115 days after planting. Variety Producers
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EVANGELINE was released by LSU Ag Center. It is disease Resistant to southern root-knot nematode. The plant produces few oversize roots, but a majority U.S. No. 1 grade roots. The roots are orange fleshed and orange skinned. They contain an abundance of sucrose and are great for baking and microwaving. Variety Producers
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HERNANDEZ was released by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. It has moderately long purple stems. Leaves are cordate to slightly lobed with purplish veins. Petioles are purple at the base and at the junction with the leaf axis. Roots are fusiform, lightly grooved and red skinned. Resistance to Fusarium wilt and root-knot nematode is intermediate. It is moderately resistant to Streptomyces soil rot. It normally matures in 120-125 days. Variety Producers
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MURASAKI-29 was developed by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment State to provide a specialty-type, white-flesh variety. It has good culinary characteristics and does not require any additional baking time in comparison to dessert-type cultivars. The leaves are light to dark green with an obtuse or emarginated leaf apex and cordate leaf base. The roots are elliptical, and are characterized by their white flesh, high dry matter, and purple skin. Murasaki is resistant to southern root-knot nematode and Fusarium root rot, but tests also show that it does not perform well if planted late. Good yields are normally harvested in approximately 90-100 days. Variety Producers
NC05-198 produces orange fleshed storage roots that are generally oblong to elliptic. Storage roots are longer than Covington but straighter than Beauregard. NC05-198 is useful in soil conditions where Covington tends to become bally. Total marketable yields are high and equal to Beauregard and Covington. It is resistant to Fusarium stem wilt, moderately resistant to soil rot (Streptomyces ipomoea), and moderately susceptible to Southern root-knot nematode. NC05-198 is suited for growers who have internal necrosis issues associated with Covington and for growers who need a plant that is suitable to early plantings, but should only be considered a 6-8 month storage cultivar. PLANT PROTECTION APPLIED FOR, sub-license required to produce in NC, acreage fees apply. Variety Producers
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O'HENRY is a white-skinned, cream-fleshed variant of Beauregard. Its maturity and disease resistance is the same as Beauregard. The leaves are green and mainly heart shaped. Vines and petioles are green with light purple at the apex of the petiole and at leaf axil. Eating quality is similar to Beauregard, though the flesh is a little drier, but not as dry as some of the old white varieties. Variety Producers
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ORLEANS (formerly LA 05-111) It is a new 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), disease resistance, and yield are similar to ‘Beauregard’, but with fewer jumbos and improved quality. Growers will need to purchase a license, report acreage, and production locations to Louisiana. Patent applied for. Variety Producers
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O'HENRY is a white-skinned, cream-fleshed variant of Beauregard. Its maturity and disease resistance is the same as Beauregard. The leaves are green and mainly heart shaped. Vines and petioles are green with light purple at the apex of the petiole and at leaf axil. Eating quality is similar to Beauregard, though the flesh is a little drier, but not as dry as some of the old white varieties. Variety Producers
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TRAVIS was released by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station in 1980. It is a high yielding variety that matures about 20 days earlier than Jewel and has well-shaped roots with rose skin color and orange flesh. Travis is resistant to internal cork, moderately resistant to soil rot, root knot nematode and Fusarium wilt. Plant production has been satisfactory. Travis keeps fairly well in storage but is not considered a main storage variety. Baking quality is equal to or slightly lower than other varieties. Variety Producers
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WHITE BONITA was released by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. White Bonita is a sport selection from the variety ‘Bonita’. Variety performance and morphology is similar to ‘Bonita’ except that White Bonita has white to slightly creamy flesh. The root skin color is white. Growth habit is prostrate with a canopy appearance that is greater than Beauregard and slightly more upright. Leaf color is light green at immature stage and dark green at full maturity. Plant maturity is 110-115 days. Plant Protection applied for, sub-license required to produce in NC, acreage fees apply. Variety Producers
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