Treasure Island Sweet Potatoes, represented in North America by Concept Plants, were recently recognized with a Green Thumb Award in the Edible Plants category from the Direct Gardening Association at their DGA 2020 Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Brian Kirkland, Sales Support and Business Development for Concept Plants, accepted the award from Randy Schultz of Schultz Communications. The Treasure Island Sweet Potatoes are from breeding work by the Louisiana State University AgCenter from an original concept development and collaboration work by their partner FitzGerald Nurseries in Ireland.
The Green Thumb Awards recognize new garden products available directly to consumers via mail order or online. Winners of the 2020 Green Thumb Awards were chosen by an independent panel of garden writers and editors. The judging criteria includes product uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve a gardening problem or provide a gardening opportunity, and potential appeal to gardeners.
"Beautiful & tasty treasures"
Treasure Island Sweet Potatoes are the first edible and ornamental sweet potatoes on the market. Not only are the leaves colorful, they are edible, too. In the fall consumers can dig up and enjoy the colorful sweet potatoes. The plants in the Treasure Island series are named after different Polynesian Islands. Each plant hides a "treasure" underneath the soil, and the varieties sport different leaf and root colors.
Unlike other ornamental Ipomoea, the edible, tasty Treasure Island plants produce a sweet potato harvest on par in yield with current commercially produced sweet potatoes. Available in a range of foliage colors and easy to grow in containers, the Treasure Island series gives home gardeners multiple benefits: attractive foliage colors in spring and summer, the ease of growing edibles in containers, and a sweet potato meal in autumn. In addition to eating the roots, the edible leaves make a tasty addition to dishes and salads.
Growers can order through their Ball Seed broker. Consumers can order Treasure Island Sweet potatoes from Spring Hill Nursery.
For more information:
Concept Plants (US)
844-367-7723 (Toll Free)
Peter van Rijssen
+31 6 55881900