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I was shocked when I dug up my marguerite sweet potato vine tuber last fall, it weighed 7 lbs 4 ozs.when I'd planted it in late May, it was just a rooted cutting .

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By Flcrazy


I was shocked when I dug up my marguerite sweet potato vine tuber last fall, it weighed 7 lbs 4 ozs.when I'd planted it in late May, it was just a rooted cutting .



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It is crazy. I knew it had to be one of those 'freak of nature' occurrences, so I took a picture of it, I'm sure it will never happen again. I'm was just tickled it happened once....lol.

29 Mar, 2008

 

All I can say is WOW !!!

30 Mar, 2008

 

Fantastic Colour Flcrazy :)

30 Mar, 2008

 

It looks like an infant! When I saw the thumbnail size pic I knew it was a tuber but it looked like you had your hand cupping the feet and knees of a newborn! Yikes. Even the umbilicus...

31 Mar, 2008

 

i agree,it looks like a baby..................

31 Mar, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Now you mention it.........ugh... O_O

31 Mar, 2008

 

You are all right...this IS one of my precious babies..!...lol

31 Mar, 2008

 

You are a treat!!!

31 Mar, 2008

 

Wow! what a weird looking sweet potato, I love eating sweet pots. You have some wonderful flowers there.

8 Apr, 2008

 

What did it taste like?

14 Apr, 2008

 

I didn't eat it Mcmneil, these are an ornamental variety grown mostly for their fancy leaves, they are related to the regular garden variety.They are said to be edible, but generally have poor taste, some are even bitter. So this big boy, is going back in the ground in May, to vine out again, with it's beautiful chartreuse foliage.

14 Apr, 2008

 

Can you cut it in half and get two plants?

17 Aug, 2008

 

Unfortunately I didn't even get one out of it . It developed a soft spot and then quickly rotted about two months before It was time to go back in the ground. It didn't develop any eyes over the winter like regular potatoes, so I don't know if you can half these.

17 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Oh, dear. Sorry to hear that :-(

17 Aug, 2008

 

sorry to hear about that. amazing size though. IT looks like the Wonka nerd candies to me.

7 Sep, 2008

 

Lol...Some like somebody has a sweet tooth ?!

8 Sep, 2008

 

scary! Just in time for halloween! LOL

16 Oct, 2008

 

lol..., it was a little spooky looking ! I was disappointed when I dug up my tubers this year, I didn't find one even close to this size .

16 Oct, 2008



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