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Sweet Potato

Bonita

Ipomoea batatas ‘Bonita’ is a culinary delight. It was developed for the burgeoning white flesh sweet potato market. ‘Bonita’ has the flaky texture of a baking potato given a 28% dry matter content and something unique – a delicate nutty flavor. The shape is surprisingly consistent whether grown in sand or a heavier soil. Plants also set a high number of consistently shaped roots. Disease resistance is excellent and it is also tolerant of excessive soil moisture

Bonita

PROFILE

Skin Color

light tan skin with a pink cast at harvest; fades in storage

Flesh Color

white with a tinge of yellow; ‘O’ Henry’ has a more yellow flesh

Susceptible / Resistence
To Common Diseases

  • Soil rot: Intermediate
  • Root knot: Highly resistant
  • Fusarium wilt: Intermediate - resistant
  • Rhizopus soft rot: Susceptible
  • Fusarium root rot: Susceptible