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Ipomoea batatas Treasure Island™ Kaukura ('17-54') PP32,003



Years of breeding and tasting at LSU Ag Center are presented in this variety. A true ornamental Ipomoea with purple, heart shaped leaves, orange skin and orange flesh roots. The roots are extremely flavoursome with enhanced health benefits of beta-carotene rich flesh. Both the ornamental edible foliage as well as roots can be used in cooking, smoothie and juicing. The roots can be grated like carrot in salads.

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Key Points

1 Deep purple heart shaped foliage
2 Edible foliage
3 Beta-carotene rich roots


Ipomoea batatas Treasure Island™ Kaukura winner of:
  • Green Thumb Award
    Green Thumb Award